Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Published: Speak, April 3rd, 2012
Source: Paperback, purchased
Genre: Historical Fiction
How I Felt: Oh
my gosh what do I even say? Nothing could ever do this book justice. It
was beautiful, brilliant and emotional. I loved it; I'm so glad I read
it. I honestly think everyone needs to read this book. It's so
eye-opening, Ruta Sepetys is brilliant.
Firstly, I want to say
that I loved the writing. Absolutely loved it. I love how she ends
chapters. They end on such powerful one-liners that either make you cry
or make you think. Too good ugh.
Let me just say that this book
had me bawling like a baby. Reading Lina's reactions to things and how
everyone around her rallied together to support each other had me
feeling all the emotions. So many heartfelt moments. And what made this
book all the more emotional was that this was based on true events,
events that not too many people talk about. What made me cry the most,
was how cruel the secret police were, and yet the prisoners were always
kind to them. Always.
This has become one of my favourite books
of all time and I will forever recommend it to every person I ever meet.
Lina's story is one that needs to be shared with people; everyone
should be made aware of the injustices done to these people.
love Lina, I love Jonas I just love this book so much. I highly
recommend it if you haven't yet picked it up. It's a heavy read because
of all the horrible things that happened, but it's definitely worth it.
Perfection. I want to read all of Ruta's books now.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend it to everyone, even if you aren't the biggest fan of historical fiction. Despite the heavy topic, Ruta's writing is so easy to read. I flew through this book and I can't wait to read more of her works in the future.
Thanks for reading!
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