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Title: Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Post by: dinalapomy101 on November 11, 2010, 10:17 AM
Oh my gosh, I just finished this book and can't stop thinking/talking about it.  RUTA, it is BEAUTIFUL and sad and just fantastic! (Releases in March 2011)
Deena
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BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY by Ruta Sepetys
In 1941, Lena's family is taken from Lithuania by Soviet guards and deported to Siberia where she, her younger brother, and her mother struggle to survive amongst disease and starvation, all the while hoping to see her father again. Wow. This amazing book taught me so many scary facts about Stalin's Soviet leadership when so much if it is overshadowed by Hitler and the Holocaust. The writing is beautiful, the voice is real, and the story is heroic -- even more so when you read the author's note and learn about the author's family. I blinked back tears for the last 30 pages. Highly recommended historical YA novel.
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Post by: MysteryRobin on November 13, 2010, 01:54 PM
I've been waiting to read this book for *years*! I can't wait. :)
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Post by: angela on November 13, 2010, 03:00 PM
Add me to the list of those drooling over this book - I can't wait to read it!
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Post by: Natalie on November 13, 2010, 06:24 PM
Me three! Cannot wait.
Title: Re: Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Post by: dinalapomy101 on February 25, 2011, 11:10 AM
I just realized I spelled the title wrong on my first post -- it's GRAY. :-p

Anyway, release date is approaching! I have an interview on my blog with the lovely Ruta!
http://author2author.blogspot.com/2011/02/fun-friday-interview-with-new-author.html
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Post by: Sharif on February 25, 2011, 01:45 PM
I'm going to be so excited when my pre-order comes in.  :goldstar
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Post by: kiperoo on February 25, 2011, 01:56 PM
Yes! I remember reading about this when Ruta won the WIP grant for this - can't wait to read the book!!

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Post by: Dragonfly97 on March 01, 2011, 07:09 AM
It's an amazing book!  Here's another interview with Ruta about her journey, music that inspires her, her secret power and lots more!

http://www.squealermusic.com/madclips/wordpress2/?p=1162
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Post by: KateMessner on March 07, 2011, 06:04 PM
I was lucky enough to snag an ARC at NCTE this fall - this book is stunning. Absolutely stunning.
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Post by: terrylynn on April 02, 2011, 08:22 AM
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! The writing is amazing.