Between Shades Of Grey - Ruta Sepetys | Book Review

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Released: April 3rd 2012 (first published March 22nd 2011) 
Publisher:  Speak

Pages: 338 (paperback)
Source: Library


It's 1941 and fifteen-year-old artist Lina Vilkas is on Stalin's extermination list. Deported to a prison camp in Siberia, Lina fights for her life, fearless, risking everything to save her family. It's a long and harrowing journey and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?


My heart!!!! This book is very emotional and very hard to read at times because of how terrible these people were treated and the conditions they were put to live and survived in. 

It's about a girl named Lina and her struggle from being taken from her home along with her family. Lina and many other people from the Baltic states had to endure terrible conditions of living and were stuck in a cattle train for over a month while they were being transported to Siberia.

This book revels many events that we just would rather forget or pretend didn't happen(or discover because we had no idea it happened) but at the same time this book shows how hopeful peoples are. I really liked the closure to this book as well and how in a way, it left us with a happy ending. 

I am very happy I read this book because I hate to say it but I didn't know any of this had happened to these people in the Baltic states back in the day! And like the author mentioned I agree that these events that happened should be known a well as the events that happened to the Jewish in Germany.

It is such a powerful book. I definitely recommend.


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