Between Shades Of Gray

Between Shades Of Gray

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The haunting and powerful Second World War novel by Ruta Sepetys that inspired the MAJOR FEATURE FILM, ASHES IN THE SNOW, OUT NOW.

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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141335882
  • 9780141335889
  • 25,567

About Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys ( is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist, as her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea have won or been shortlisted for more than forty book prizes, and are included on more than sixty state award lists. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. She has presented to NATO, to the European Parliament, in the United States Capitol, and at embassies worldwide. Ruta was born and raised in Michigan and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter @RutaSepetys and Instagram @RutaSepetysAuthor.
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107,359 ratings
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3 10% (11,257)
2 2% (1,995)
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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! �?????????????�????????????�???????????�??????????�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�???????????�??????????�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢?�???????????�??????????�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¢�?????????????�????????????�???????????�??????????�?????????�????????�???????�??????�?????�????�???�??�?�¥show more
by Ļubova Kavecka
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 bookshow more
by stephanie
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