"I'll see you," he said. "Yes, I will see you," I whispered "I will." I reached into my pocket and squeezed the stone." ― Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray Shades of Earl Grey.
But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. Between Shades of Gray, a New York Times Best Seller, is the debut novel of American novelist Ruta Sepetys.It follows the Stalinist repressions of the mid-20th century and follows the life of Lina as she is deported from her native Lithuania with her mother and younger brother, and the journey they take to a labor camp in Siberia.It was nominated for the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal and has been ... Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys Between Shades of Gray is partly based upon the stories Sepetys heard from survivors of the genocide of Baltic people during a visit to her relatives in Lithuania. Sepetys decided she needed to write a fiction novel rather than a non-fiction volume as a way of making it easier for survivors to talk to her. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue."--Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author of A Year Down Yonder " Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force.