Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys

Many people don't think they like historical fiction - that is, until they find a book like Between Shades of Gray. The story follows fifteen-year-old Lina, a Jewish girl living in Lithuania in 1941. One night the Soviet secret police barge into her home, taking Lina, her mother, and her little brother. Lina's father has been separated from the family and is sent to a death camp. The rest of the family is deported to Siberia.

Between Shades of Gray chronicles Nina's journeys - the physical journey, where people are loaded into cattle cars and treated in an unimaginable, inhumane way - and the emotional journey, where she learns about hatred, love, sacrifice, strength, hope, and the amazing resilience of the human spirit. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to read about the Holocaust or about World War II. You will not be disappointed.

Click here to watch the book trailer.

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