Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

344 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction historical young adult dark emotional sad medium-paced

Description

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 85%
dark 70%
tense 38%
informative 37%
challenging 36%
reflective 25%
hopeful 20%
inspiring 20%
adventurous 10%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 31%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 25% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 42% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 60% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

4.36

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