Going Over

Going Over

3.2K Reads 63 Votes 4 Part Story
BethKephart By BethKephart Updated May 09, 2014

GOING OVER—a book about the Berlin Wall in 1983—is told in two alternating voices. There's Ada, a pink-haired graffiti artist who lives in the west. And then there's Stefan, Ada's boyfriend, who lives with his grandmother among Stasi spies in the east. Ada is desperate for Stefan to leave his static life, his going-nowhere job at the ice factory, his thwarted dreams, and join her in the west. Stefan, however, has seen, first-hand, the consequences of such risk taking. GOING OVER reflects an important era (for this is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall) and is based on an actual escape. But most important, it is a story about divisions, about risk, about love. It is a story ultimately alive and relevant in this still divided world of ours. GOING OVER has received three starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild selection.

  • 1983
  • berlin
  • books
  • chronicle
  • kephart
  • wall
soperfectlyunperfect soperfectlyunperfect May 14, 2014
I enjoy your plot and your style of writing so far. Not many people write about things such as the Berlin Wall, but I'm glad you did. This line is great, by the way. :)
ShelleyBurbank ShelleyBurbank May 11, 2014
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down. I saw a piece of it in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. For those of use who grew up in the 80's, it is a pretty powerful symbol. 
                              
                              This is poetically written. Very nice. Enjoying it. Voting.
Calliope_22 Calliope_22 May 04, 2014
This is beautifully written, I especially like the opening, very poetic.
ShelleyBurbank ShelleyBurbank May 02, 2014
I'm going to put a link to this up on that discussion thread.
Modestnotamouse19 Modestnotamouse19 Apr 28, 2014
I really like this story so far. However can you give us some background information? Maybe a prologue. And can you make it more clear when you switch POVs? Thank you! I hope you keep adding to this!! :)
Monrosey Monrosey Apr 28, 2014
This is beautifully written! I love the description of their love story and the unique obstacles standing in their way. Unlike most stories here! Keep it up!