Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad medium-paced

344 pages | first published 2011

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The inspiration for the major motion picture Ashes in the Snow 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 crow...
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Moods

emotional 85%
sad 84%
dark 69%
tense 37%
informative 36%
challenging 34%
reflective 26%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 18%
adventurous 10%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 32%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 25% | Plot: 19% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 36% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 58% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 5%

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