A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary
life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family
apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train,
Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a
Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives.
Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing.
Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their
location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will
make their way to her father''s prison camp. But will strength,
love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
This powerful tale of heartbreak and hope is sure to haunt readers
long after they finish the last page.
Sepetys presents a powerful and haunting novel based on a little-known real-life event in history. OIn terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates a World War II coming-of-age all too timely today. "Between Shades of Gray" is a document long overdue.O--Newbery Medalist Richard Peck.