Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is one of those stories that really NEEDS to be told.
Please take the time to watch the following video. I promise you it will be worth it. It will make you feel and it just may change your life.
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author’s family, includes a historical note.
*Description taken from Goodreads
Scheduled to be released March 22, 2011 by Philomel