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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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Author: Ruta Sepetys

Genre:  Historical Fiction, YA, Romance


Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously—and at great risk—documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

Format: Paperback, 352 Pages

Setting: Siberia, Lithuania

Series: Adrian X Isolde (#1)

Awards: Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee for Honor book (2012)SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Fiction (2012)William C. Morris YA Debut Award Nominee (2012)Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee (2013)Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2012)Indies Choice Book Award for Young Adult (2012)Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Nominee (2012)Lincoln Award Nominee (2016)CYBILS Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2011)Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction (2011)Carnegie Medal Nominee (2012)Gateway Readers Award Nominee (2014)

Goodreads Rating: 4.37

*This book is pre-loved, but has been carefully looked through to ensure it is not missing any pages and is in good condition. All visible flaws have been documented in the product photos.

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