Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys audiobook

Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys
Read by Emily Klein

Listening Library (Audio) 9780142428979
7.77 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781101484630

An international bestseller, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and now a major motion picture! Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray is now the film Ashes in the Snow! "Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --The Washington Post From New York Times and international bestseller and Carnegie Medal winner Ruta Sepetys, author of Salt to the Sea, comes a story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival. A New York Times notable book An international bestseller A Carnegie Medal nominee A William C. Morris Award finalist A Golden Kite Award winner Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life -- until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive? A moving and haunting novel perfect for readers of The Book Thief. Praise for Between Shades of Gray: "Superlative. A hefty emotional punch." --The New York Times Book Review "Heart-wrenching . . . an eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart." --The Los Angeles Times "At once a suspenseful, drama-packed survival story, a romance, and an intricately researched work of historial fiction." --The Wall Street Journal * "Beautifully written and deeply felt . . . An important book that deserves the widest possible readership." --Booklist, starred review

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 Wall Street Journal Best Book for Children

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 New York Times Notable Book for Children: Young Adult

Finalist for the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Literature

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2011 School Library Journal Best Book

A 2011 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Fiction: Older Readers

One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens

Winner of the 2012 Indies Choice Book Award: Young Adult Book of the Year

Selected for the Spring 2011 Kids' Indie Next List: Top Ten

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An international bestseller, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and now a major motion picture! Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray is now the film Ashes in the Snow!

"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --The Washington Post


From New York Times and international bestseller and Carnegie Medal winner Ruta Sepetys, author of Salt to the Sea, comes a story of loss and of fear -- and ultimately, of survival.

A New York Times notable book
An international bestseller
A Carnegie Medal nominee
A William C. Morris Award finalist
A Golden Kite Award winner

Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life -- until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father's prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?

A moving and haunting novel perfect for readers of The Book Thief.

Praise for Between Shades of Gray:

"Superlative. A hefty emotional punch." --The New York Times Book Review

"Heart-wrenching . . . an eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart." --The Los Angeles Times

"At once a suspenseful, drama-packed survival story, a romance, and an intricately researched work of historial fiction." --The Wall Street Journal

* "Beautifully written and deeply felt . . . An important book that deserves the widest possible readership." --Booklist, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

* “A gripping story. School Library Journal, starred review
* “Bitterly sad, fluidly written…Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers. Kirkus, starred review
* “A harrowing page-turner. Publishers Weekly, starred review
Beautifully written and researched, it captures the devastation of war while celebrating the will to survive. Family Circle
Please read this small window into a tragedy. NPR
* "Beautifully written and deeply felt…an important book that deserves the widest possible readership. Booklist, starred review
A haunting chronicle, demonstrating that even in the heart of darkness ‘love is the most powerful army.' The Horn Book Magazine
Sepetys has penned a harrowing and heartbreaking novel. Beautifully written and important. Harlan Coben, international bestselling author of Shelter
Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force. I feel grateful for a writer like Ruta Sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Beautiful and unforgettable. Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor–winning author of Hitler Youth
In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys re-creates World War II coming of age all too timely today. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue. Richard Peck, Newbery Award–winning author of A Year Down Yonder
Stalin deported and murdered millions, but he could not destroy the seeds of memory, compassion, and art that they left behind. From those seeds, Ruta Septeys has crafted a brilliant story of love and survival that will keep their memory alive for generations to come. Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls
Brave Lina is a heroine young and old readers can believe in. Entertainment Weekly
An engrossing and poignant story of the fortitude of the human spirit in a dark time in Lithuanian history. Associated Press
A superlative first novel. A hefty emotional punch. The New York Times Book Review
Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both. The Washington Post
“Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both.” Washington Post
An eye-opening reimagination of a very real tragedy written with grace and heart. Los Angeles Times
Beautiful…a superb though grueling novel. The Wall Street Journal
“Beautifully written and deeply felt…an important book that deserves the widest possible readership.” Booklist (starred review)
“This is a gripping story that gives young people a window into a shameful, but likely unfamiliar history.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“In her debut novel, Sepetys offers both a compelling love story and a well-researched historical chronicle.” VOYA
“Bitterly sad, fluidly written…Sepetys’ flowing prose gently carries readers.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Stalin deported and murdered millions, but he could not destroy the seeds of memory, compassion, and art that they left behind. From those seeds, Ruta Septeys has crafted a brilliant story of love and survival that will keep their memory alive for generations to come.” Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Wintergirls
Between Shades of Gray is a story of astonishing force. I feel grateful for a writer like Ruta Sepetys who bravely tells the hard story of what happens to the innocent when world leaders and their minions choose hate and oppression. Beautiful and unforgettable.” Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Newbery Honor–nominated author of Hitler Youth
“In terrifying detail, Ruta Sepetys recreates World War II coming of age all too timely today. Between Shades of Gray is a document long overdue.” Richard Peck, Newbery Award–winning author of A Year Down Yonder

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ruta Sepetys

Author Bio: Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys was born and raised in Michigan in a family of artists, readers, and music lovers. She is the award-winning author of several books of historical fiction and best known for her novel Between Shades of Gray, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. Her work is published in over forty-five countries and thirty languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.77
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English