Release Date: January 1, 2011
Review: This book was everything I expected and more. It was beautiful. It was Gorgeous. It was heartwarming. It was sad. It teaches about about hope when all seems lost and love when it's the saddest times. It warms it warms your heart and tears it apart at the same time.
From the first page to the last the book draws you in and don't want to stop reading. The book is a relatively easy read, but the topic is not so easy. There was so much pain and loss in the book. When someone they cared about died, you get a glimpse at the NKVD doing terrible things to innocent people. The war was so terrible. Set in Lithuania during WWII, it was a terrible time in history.
When people think about WWII they always think about Germany and Hitler and what the Nazi's did, but he was not the only one ripping families apart and causing people pain. In Between Shades of Gray the pain is so raw. You can feel all of it. Even as something may being to look up, the NKVD do another horrible thing to take away their hope.
Lina had so much strength and bravery. She preserved and kept going when it seemed like there was nothing good left to work for. She saw so many terrible things and still kept going because of hope and love.
It really makes me think in perspective. I know that I complain about my life sometimes and this book really makes you realize that most people have it pretty darn good. They were shipped around in cattle cars and were treated worse than dogs.
Between Shades of Geay is an eye-opening book. It makes you appreciate what you have and it makes you grateful for the life you live. This book is a treasure and the words in it are so moving and powerful. I recommend this book to everyone!
DFTBA and have an awesome Sunday!