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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously—and at great risk—documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

352 Pages
Published by Philomel Books
Releases March 22, 2011

Donated by Jillian @ Teach 8 YA Book Blog
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Mailed 1/22: 0310 2640 0001 1660 1818
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15 comments:

Laura C. said...

Laura (AZ)

Abby Stevens said...

I can't WAIT to read this one!

Abby, VA

hammiexoxo said...

Carolynn (OK)

A Journey in Reading said...

I'd love to read this one... stories involving WWII are some of my favs!

Kat H. (AL)

Kristie said...

Whoa WWII and Siberia! I am in!
Kristie (NJ)

jacque said...

Jacque (IL)

Liz said...

I'd love to join, and use some of my points to have one of the earlier tour slots, if possible.

Liz (MN)

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Tara (VA)

The Fiction Fairy said...

Amanda(NJ)

jenna said...

Jenna (CA)

LBC said...

I received the book today: 1/28

LBC said...

Mailed today (2/4): 03091830000019598930

LBC said...

I mailed the book on Friday 2/4.
Delivery Confirmation: 0309 1830 0000 1959 8930

hammiexoxo said...

Recieved 2/11

javaintheam said...

Please take me off the list! I just couldn't wait and bought it.
Thanks