Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray

Book rating: 05 Paperback Puffin Books

By (author) Ruta Sepetys

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  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 30mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 17 July 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141335882
  • ISBN 13: 9780141335889
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 7,407

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One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope. Lina hopes for her family. For her country. For her future. For love - first love, with the boy she barely knows but knows she does not want to lose ...Will hope keep Lina alive? Set in 1941, "Between Shades of Gray" is an extraordinary and haunting story based on first-hand family accounts and memories from survivors.

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Born and raised in Michigan, Ruta Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. Ruta lives with her family in Tennessee. Between Shades of Gray is her first novel.

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By Ļubova Kavecka 14 Nov 2013 5

This was one of the best books I have ever read! Everything was so emotional, so real, so painful... I have never cried so much since I read book... "Between shades of gray" is vey easy to read, but it's very "heavy" book. Love it! �????�???�??�?�¢�??�?�¢?�??�?�¢�????�???�??�?�¥

By stephanie 25 Apr 2011 5

between shades of gray is an amazing book. filled with strength, love, terror and sacrifice. Lina is a 15 year girl living in the cruel year of 1941.the year where her mother, brother and herself were taken away from their ordinary lives and into the world where faliure means death. as Lina continues through this horrible journey she begins to value the small things in life and begins to see how the little things make the biggest difference.

this book is one of the best books i have ever read and whoever doesnt read this is missing out on so much more than just a book