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Between Shades of Gray

by Ruta Sepetys

eBook

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"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." The Washington Post
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.
Praise for BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY:
"A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch."—The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant story of love and survival."—Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls
* "Beautifully written and deeply felt...an important book that deserves the widest possible readership."—Booklist, Starred Review
A New York Times Bestseller
An International Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2011
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2011
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011
The iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel
The #1 Book on the Spring 2011 IndieNext List
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2011
A Booklist Best Book of 2011
A Kirkus Best Book of 2011
2012 IRA Children's and Young Adults Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
2012 Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year
A Carnegie Medal Finalist
A William C. Morris Finalist

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Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 22, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101476154
  • Release date: March 22, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101476154
  • File size: 2029 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2011

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101467817
  • File size: 2262 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2011


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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS: 3.6
Lexile® Measure: 490
Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)

"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." The Washington Post
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.
Praise for BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY:
"A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch."—The New York Times Book Review
"A brilliant story of love and survival."—Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls
* "Beautifully written and deeply felt...an important book that deserves the widest possible readership."—Booklist, Starred Review
A New York Times Bestseller
An International Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2011
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2011
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2011
The iTunes 2011 Rewind Best Teen Novel
The #1 Book on the Spring 2011 IndieNext List
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2011
A Booklist Best Book of 2011
A Kirkus Best Book of 2011
2012 IRA Children's and Young Adults Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
2012 Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year
A Carnegie Medal Finalist
A William C. Morris Finalist

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Penguin Young Readers Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 22, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101476154
    Release date: March 22, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101476154
    File size: 2029 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2011

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101467817
    File size: 2262 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2011

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 3.6
    Lexile® Measure: 490
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
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