Between Shades of Grey
By: Izzy Spillane
A 15 year old girl. Who is a very talented artist. Throughout the story she draws what she sees and feels. She is the daughter of Elena and Kostas Vilkas. She also has a 10 year old brother. Lina draws to help tell her father where she is. During her time at the camp she survives and is determined to keep on living. At the Altai camp she comes to really like Andrius a 17 year old boy she came to the camp with. She is very headstrong and speaks her opinions. Lina hates the NKVD. She is determined to survive. During her whole journey she documents everything in her letters and drawings. Then in the end she buries them in a jar, hoping for someone to find them.
She is married to Kostas Vilkas. She is very kind and giving. Always going out of her way to help others. She is very protective of her children and kept them from being separated. After being at the labor camp for a while in the Arctic she becomes sick and dies.
A 17 year old boy. His mother is Mrs. Azkyas. He meets Lina and her family on the cattle car. Andrius stays close to his mother. They did not get separated. He stayed in the Altia labor camp while Lina left to go to another camp with her family. He helped them get Lina's family food.
Jonas is Lina's younger brother. He is 10 years old. Also, he has blonde hair like his sister. In the cattle car he befriends Andrius. In the Altai labor camp he becomes sick with scurvy. At the camp he makes shoes with the woman. Later at the Arctic camp he becomes sick again.
LIna Vs. NKVD: Lina hates the NKVD. When she was going to shower an NKVD gaurd molested her. Then when she gets to the Altai camp she doesn't like Kretzsky, a young NKVD guard. She thinks he is mean and rude. (Man Vs Man)
Prisoners Vs. Weather: People at the camp have to survive through cold winters.
(Man Vs Nature)
Mrs. Azkyas Vs. NKVD guards: She has to deal with having to sleep with the NKVD guards. Also how they physically hurt her.
(Man Vs Man)
Jonas Vs Sickness: He falls sick when he doesn't have enough to eat. Andrius gives him some canned tomatoes. Then, later at the Arctic labor camp he becomes sick again. Kretzsky, the young NKVD guard, sends a doctor to the camp.
(Man Vs himself)