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
I read this as one of the picks for the Litsy (Team YA) Postal Book Club I am in, and am glad it was chosen, even though I often do not choose historical fiction much these days to read. Especially when I expect it to bring me to tears (or remind me how little I know about how the Soviets and Stalin...
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...
Rating: 5 StarsAnother amazing story by Ruta Sepetys. The story follows a Lithuanian family that were forced out of their home, separated from their father/husband and forced to work ungodly tasks and hours in a concentration camp. Not the most pleasurable reading, but inspiring none the less.What...
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...