"A harrowing page-turner?" -
"Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers?" -
"?beautifully written and deeply felt?" -
"Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers." - "Kirkus", starred review
"A harrowing page-turner." - "Publishers Weekly", starred review
"[A] gripping story." - "School Library Journal", starred review
"?beautifully written and deeply felt." - "Booklist", starred review
."..beautifully written and deeply felt." - "Booklist", starred review
From the Back Cover
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.