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Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys Rating: 5 Stars

Another amazing story by Ruta Sepetys.  The story follows a Lithuanian family that were forced out of their home, separated from their father/husband and forced to work ungodly tasks and hours in a concentration camp.  Not the most pleasurable reading, but inspiring none the less.

What gives this book 5 stars?
1.) The fearlessness and courage of the main character Lina during a time of complete torture is truly inspiring. Her hope of finding and reconnecting with her father is so strong throughout the story.
2.) The mother is also a very fearless woman that maintains order, love and kindness among the other reoccurring characters in the concentration camp(s). 
3.) In this story you will learn about a side of WWII that has not mentioned in most history context.  I appreciate the author for writing about this particular piece of history that has not been acknowledged as much as it deserves to be.