Friday, February 15, 2013

TBR: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

I've been meaning to read this book for ages, and I really have no reason for why I haven't. It sounds so emotional and the time period is one that is interesting to me. I was reminded of how much I want to read this with Ms. Sepetys's latest release, Out of the Easy which also sounds great. I haven't read a historical novel in a while so it might be time to do so. Isn't the cover lovely? Even the original one appeals to me.

TBR: My pile is huge and I have way too many books I want to read than I have time to. This is where randomly spotlight a book that I want to read eventually. It's my visual motivator.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Genre: Historical Fiction

A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief

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.

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