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
It took me less than a day to read this book. It was such a sad and powerful story. I'm thankful that Ruta Sepetys has written it because I often have a feeling that people from other countries (in America and Western Europe) know quite well what Hitler did during the WW 2, but know a lot less about...
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...
The Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are countries that fell off the map in 1941 when the Soviet Union invaded and deported anti Soviet people to Siberia to work camps. These people weren't freed until 1954 and went home to nothing and the reputation of a criminal. These counties d...
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...
Though the whole book you are afraid for the characters, who will live and who will die. Because you know in this setting, someone and probably a lot of people will die. I felt for all the characters, I just can’t imagine what it would have been like to be in that situation. I adore the main charact...