Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

June 17th, 2016 by

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Submitted by Casey, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Between Shades of Gray was an awakening to the horror of the Holocaust. This book thought me to appreciate what what I have because you never know when it’s going to be ripped out of your hands. This was a heartwarming and heartbreaking book. This book took place during the Holocaust, the main characters were Lina, Jonus, their mother, and Andrius. As Lina’s friendship is blooming with Andrius she still has to fight for her and her family’s lives. This book defiantly had me crying by the end, I recomend this book for anyone who is up for an adventure.

One Response

  • Lana writes:
    May 4th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray was a terrifying, fiction book. It makes you feel how bad the Holocaust was and gave an idea about what it felt like to be treated by the Nazis. This book is written in 1st person from Lina. Lina, Jonas and their mother are sent to a concentration camp. Which is bad but then they are sent to a very cold part in Germany which is when everything starts to go bad for them. Before all that on a train ride to a concentration camp Lina meets a boy named Andrius and that’s when love comes into the book. This is a very saddening book that makes you never want to have the Holocaust happen again. The end was kind of hard to understand but probably my favorite book overall!

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