A good review can influence my decision to read a book even when life has filled my plate. Last month I read the reviews of Between Shades of Gray by new author Ruta Sepetys. The story is one of fifteen year old Lina, a Lithuanian girl caught up in Stalin’s desire to eradicate Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. From its beautiful cover art to telling story about a part of history I could not remember, this book is a must read for students and adults today.
Based on actual events in history, I am a better person for having reminded myself of past wars and the power of survival.