This is going to be short. My entire review could just be “ehh”, but that’s not very entertaining. Or informative.
Basically Soviets take over Lithuania and this girl and her little brother and her mom get shoved into a train and taken to Siberia. They’re forced to do lots of manual labor and it’s freezing and they’re starving and things over all just suck. Oh and she’s good at drawing. The end.
See, THIS is why I don’t read books that get a lot of hype. Because EVERY REVIEW I SEE goes on and on about how a book is so fantastic, and then I read it and it’s so not even close to fantastic. I read the book quickly, in one afternoon. The situation of the characters sucked, but it didn’t really move me or make me feel all the emotions that other reviewers apparently felt. Honestly, I’ve read much better books about fictional characters suffering during World War 2. Between Shades of Gray was kind of boring, with very little plot, and I was happy that it was over. SNORE.
I’ve had this book on my shelf for at least a year now, so at least now I can get rid of it without feeling guilty for not reading it.
Sarah Says: 1.5 stars