Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Between Shades of Gray

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

* Published by: Puffin (UK), Philomel (US)
* Format: Paperback (UK), Hardcover (US)
* Release Date: April 7th, 2011 (UK)
, March 22nd, 2011 (US)
* On Amazon: here


Amazon.co.uk summary:

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.

As you can probably tell from my blog header, I love books - adult or YA - set in or around WWII. It's a fascination I've always had, so I'm forever on the lookout for new books that can teach me more about the events that took place between 1939 - 1945. I've never read anything about what went on in Siberia (the closest I've come is Leningrad in The Bronze Horseman), but Between Shades of Gray sounds like it's definitely one to look out for.

7 comments:

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

This sounds really good. Nice pick!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

this book sounds awesome - I am looking forward to it too!

Julie said...

This book is beyond phenomenal. Like, I want 20 copies of this book, phenomenal.

Anna said...

You just know it's going to be a triple-hankie tear-jerker!

Phil Earle said...

Hi Jenny, I got a copy of this off my editor....comes highly recommended by the good folk at puffin. let me know if you want a borrow....x

Lauren said...

I'm really liking the sound of this one.

Have you heard of The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig? Similar subject matter, and it was one of my childhood favourites.

Bookgirl818 said...

This looks fantastic - a really intriguing read :)