Between Shades of Gray

by Ruta Sepetys

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.”

A story of wwii like nothing you have read before!

LIna's family is torn apart when Soviet officers barge into her home and send them away. As she, her brother, and her mother are sent north to a Siberian workcamp, Lina leaves messages for her father at every stop hoping to let him know they are still alive - all while trying to survive her own atrocities.
Between Shades of Gray

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More information about stalin's workcamps

GULAG camps existed throughout the Soviet Union

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Most people only think about Hitler's regime when they think about WWII, however, Joseph Stalin also ruled using terror tactics similar to Hitler.

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