That morning, my brother's life was worth a pocket watch . . .
One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia.
An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope.
Lina hopes for her family.
For her country.
For her future.
For love - first love, with the boy she barely knows but knows she does not want to lose . . .
Will hope keep Lina alive?
Set in 1941, Between Shades of Gray is an extraordinary and haunting story based on first-hand family accounts and memories from survivors.
Born and raised in Michigan, Ruta Sepetys is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee. Ruta lives with her family in Tennessee. Between Shades of Gray is her first novel and it was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Codename Verity will fall in love with this book.
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- Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
- Seitenzahl: 352
- Altersempfehlung: ab 12 Jahre
- Erscheinungstermin: 7. April 2011
- ISBN-13: 9780141967677
- Artikelnr.: 39189160
A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch. --The New York Times Book Review
Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both. --The Washington Post
"Beautiful a superb though grueling novel. --The Wall Street Journal
An eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart. --Los Angeles Times
An engrossing and poignant story of the fortitude of the human spirit in a dark time in Lithuanian history. --Associated Press
Brave Lina is a heroine young and old readers can believe in. --Entertainment Weekly
Please read this small window into a tragedy. --NPR
Beautifully written and researched, it captures the devastation of war while celebrating the will to survive. --Family Circle
* A harrowing page-turner. --Publishers Weekly, starred review
* A gripping story. --School Library Journal, starred review
* Bitterly sad, fluidly written Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers. --Kirkus, starred review
* "Beautifully written and deeply felt an important book that deserves the widest possible readership. --Booklist, starred review
A haunting chronicle, demonstrating that even in the heart of darkness love is the most powerful army.' --The Horn Book Magazine
Stalin deported and murdered millions, but he could not destroy the seeds of memory, compassion, and art that they left behind. From those seeds, Ruta Septeys has crafted a brilliant story of love and survival that will keep their memory alive for generations to come. --Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls
In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates World War II coming of age all too timely today. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue. --Richard Peck, Newbery Award winning author of A Year Down Yonder
Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force. I feel grateful for a writer like Ruta Sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Beautiful and unforgettable. --Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor winning author of Hitler Youth
Sepetys has penned a harrowing and heartbreaking novel. Beautifully written and important. --Harlan Coben, international bestselling author of Shelter