Between Shades of Gray

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Between Shades of Gray

Author:Ruta Sepetys

Title:Between SHades of Gray

SummaryLina is a fifteen year old girl who's family gets taken away from their home in Lithuania. Her father is taking to a prison in Siberia while Lina, her brother, and her mother are taken to a work camp in Altai. Lina and her family try to survive through the harsh winter and try to send letters to familiy members without gettig caught. After a while in Altai a group is sent to the Artic Circle Lina and her family were on the list. On their way there Elena (Linas mother) find out her husband has been exectued, giving up hope she soon dies. Lina fights for the survival of her and her brother and luckly, they make it.

SettingsIt is 1941, 8 years after the holocaust started. Lina and her family were taken from their home in Lithuania and put on trains heading to Siberia. After a while being on the train her dad is taken to Siberia while Lina, her brother and mother are taken to Altai to work for the NKVD.

Characters-Elena Vilkas & Kostas VilkasLina - Jonas-Mr. & Mrs. ArvydasAndrius-Mr.Stalas

Caitlyn Dotson, 4th period

RecommendI would definetly reccomend this book. It gives you a better understanding of what Stalin was doing while Hitler was trying to take areas. It also keeps the reader interested because it's in the point of view of a girl that is in the camp and her efforts to make it out of there.


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