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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  

Between Shades of Gray

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April 2011 Book of the Month.

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.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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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.

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Ruta Sepetys

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.

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Publication date

18th December 2010

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Ruta Sepetys

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Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 16 years

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NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780141335889

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