Between Shades Of Gray

Between Shades Of Gray

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Between Shades of Gray is a haunting and powerful Second World War novel by Ruta Sepetys That morning, my brother's life was worth a pocket watch ...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. 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 and it was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Codename Verity will fall in love with this book.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141335882
  • 9780141335889
  • 7,322

About Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys is the author of acclaimed YA novel, Between Shades of Gray. Born and raised in Michigan in a family of Lithuanian descent, Ruta now lives with her husband in Tennessee. Ruta was a highly successful promoter of classical music concerts, booking and touring with orchestras worldwide, before turning to writing full-time. In 2015 Ruta has been awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Center writing residency, where she will interact with other leading international artists, writers and thinkers.
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107,359 ratings
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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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