Between Shades of Gray Mobi Ñ 344 pages Ö Ruta sepetys

Ebook É Between Shades of Gray ë Ruta Sepetys

Ther 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 conditionsLina finds solace in her art meticulously and at great risk documenting events by drawing hoping these me My thoughts in a nutshell Between Shades of Gray is a harrowing read My thoughts will be shorter this time because I couldn't say anything about this horrid occasion The story is aboutSkip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek A Lithuanian girl Lina and her family will be deported to Siberia She has to learn to survive in a work camp without food or clean clothes They have to work in terrible circumstances to avoid starvation Lina is an artist She draws everything that she experiences She has only one dream Lina wants to meet her father again What impressed me the most It's one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful book I ever read It was my first book from Ruta Sepetys but not last I've read historical fiction very rarely because it makes me depressed I just do not understand why such merciless people live on Earth Why did innocent people die? Why were innocent lives need to be taken? I don't know the answer Nobody knowsThis story is about everything The most important feeling in the book is wanting to live I loved all of the characters even the grumpy old man I connected to everyone especially Lina She is such a strong heroine I was anxious about what will happen to them Lina is a teenager and her brother is a little kid he is only 11 years old They had to grow up very early If they don't grow up they will die If they don't work hard they will starve to death If they don't follow the rules they will dieIf they aren't strong enough they will dieIf they aren't persistent they will dieThey have no choiceThe ending was bittersweet I really like the author's note Ruta has done huge research work I appreciated itRuta Sepetys' writing style is gorgeous I've read this book so uickly even though it had a hard topic Ruta teaches me to be thankful for every little thing in my life I'm very grateful to live in such good circumstances Make a conclusion I gave it 4 stars and I rounded up to 45 stars because of the author's note Ruta did an amazing job I would love to read from herI recommend it to anyone who wants to know what happened in the past Atmosphere collage aka how did I imagine the book vibes?

Book Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of GraySsages 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 6500 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 Exactly a year before the Soviets have begun moving troops over the borders into the country Then in August Lithuania was officially annexed into the Soviet Union When I complained at the dinner table Papa yelled at me and told me to never ever say anything derogatory about the Soviets He sent me to my room I didn’t say anything out loud after that But I thought about it a lotDespite her father’s caution 15 year old Lena Vilkas her 10 year old brother Jonas and their mother Elena are charged as criminals and arrested in their home in Lithuania by Soviet officers Lena’s Papa didn’t return from work the previous day and they don’t even know if he’s alive The three of them are forced into a train car with forty six other people mostly women and children Among them are Ona and her newborn baby taken from the hospital just as soon as the umbilical cord was cut Miss Grybas a perfectly harmless spinster teacher a mean bald man supposedly a stamp collector Mrs Arvydas wife of a murdered Lithuanian officer and her 17 year old son Andrius who has to pretend to be feeble minded in order to stay with his mother Needless to say they are all treated like cattle After spending than 8 weeks in the train car with only two buckets of water and a bucket of food a day for all of them they arrive to a beet farm where they’re expected to work all day most of them digging in frozen ground with hand shovels and bare hands For months they have nothing but hunger and disease in labor camp and just when they think things couldn’t possibly get any worse they get moved to Siberia supposedly to build a factory but in reality they’re just expected to die Lena’s story is powerful for many reasons Of course none of us can stay indifferent to a story about so much suffering and Ruta Sepetys chose a very smart way to tell it Her writing is very matter of fact her sentences are short and to the point She allowed herself very little emotion thus giving the reader a chance to fill in the gaps I think it was the only way to tell such a horrendous story without overdoing it When I finished this book last night I was completely grief stricken I thought “What am I supposed to do now? Am I supposed to just stand up and walk around like I didn’t just take a long hard look at the ugliest side of humanity?” For the first time in my life I felt that my education has failed me How is it possible that we just went around all this barely mentioning it? We dedicated so much time to Hitler and his victims and we should have but we’re talking about 20 million people here 20 million people they just omitted to tell us about I’m not saying I was completely clueless about it all far from it but I was never really confronted with it And I absolutely needed to be I think everyone should read Between Shades of Gray Saying that it will help you appreciate the little things sounds like a horrible cliché but it’s also undeniably true Just get ready to be crushed into pieces by all the atrocities and suffering this relatively short book describes

Ruta Sepetys ë Between Shades of Gray Mobi

Between Shades of Gray Mobi Ñ 344 pages Ö Ruta sepetys Ö [PDF / Epub] ⚣ Between Shades of Gray ✈ Ruta Sepetys – 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 hoLina 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 bro Really loved this book and it's story because I personally have never heard about this side of the war before and I'm so grateful I know about it now