Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Between Shades of Gray
Between Shades of Gray by: Ruta Sepetys novel has left me speechless. It is truly a heart-wrenching story with so much depth. I loved Lina who told her story about having to re-locate by the order of Stalin. As a Lithuanian, Lina witnessed the injustice of her people as they were persecuted and enslaved by Russians. She witnessed atrocities while being imprisoned for at least twelve years and lived to see the death of her father, her mother, and many friends. This novel brings to light the Cruelty and injustice that Lithuanians endured at the hand of Russia. This historical fiction novel will enthrall tweens and young adults alike. I give this novel 5 stars.