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 87%
sad 83%
dark 69%
informative 38%
tense 33%
challenging 31%
reflective 26%
hopeful 22%
inspiring 22%
adventurous 11%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 61%
fast 25%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 27% | Plot: 19% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 37% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 53% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

4.35