Between Shades of Grey
By Ruta Sepetys
Between Shades of Gray cannot be described in words. Ruts Sepetys is a genius, and she somehow managed to put the readers minds into the story without their knowledge. Let me set the scene...
Lina, a fifteen year old girl, is sitting in her room, just enjoying her life in Lithuania. "BAM!" The door is busted open and ten tall intruders force themselves into Lina's home. Her mother runs to the doorway. The intruders are Nazis. Hitler's puppet dolls forcing Lina, her mother, and her brother out of their home, where they do not return to for months.
Lina and her family are forced onto a train, where they stay for months. This story is about a small, but tight knit family trying to survive Hitler's rule over their tiny country.
Read this brilliantly constructed book about a young girl trying to survive, while being taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. By the end of this book, you wont even know what hit you.