Between Shades of Gray
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book ThiefFifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make... show more
A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book ThiefFifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?This powerful tale of heartbreak and hope is sure to haunt readers long after they finish the last page.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
This story has tons of feels. It's about when Stalin was invading countries. The author's note speaks about how everyone knows of Hitler, but many don't know that Stalin was doing horrible things. Because of how Russia was communist until the 90's people weren't allowed to talk about it before so...
Raczej nie czytam książek o tego typu tematyce, ale nie żałuję że sięgnęłam po nią w bibliotece pod wpływem chwili. Wbiła się w moją pamięć i zmusiła do przemyśleń nad smutną historią naszą i prześladowanych narodów. W 1941 roku szesnastoletnia litwinka Lina zostaje zabrana z domu razem z matką i mł...
This book goes straight to my 'Favorites shelf', I absolutely loved it. This is not a pretty book, the torture that the characters have to endure is written so realistic, that you can picture in in your head. And believe me, it's brutal!But even though this book is tragic and heartbreaking, it's he...
I can't really say too much about this book without giving away spoilers...So, I will just give a few of my opinions of how I felt throughout the book...It was well written and many spots were hard to get through, either because I would get bored, or because things would happen that were sad. The en...
This book is absolutely fantastic! You can tell Sepetys put in a lot of hard work to make this novel for people to know the story of Lithuanians everywhere. The writing is phenomenal, the story heartbreaking but beautiful, and the characters brilliantly complex! I cannot stress this enough: Read thi...