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Siege and Storm
Kate Crash, Catherine Hardwicke
Between Shades of Gray - Ruta Sepetys Beautiful and emotionally gripping.This book was beyond descriptive words. A story this bold was very hard to pull-off yet Ruta Sepetys managed to do so. This was even her debut novel. Her dedication to share a forlorn stories - of such innocent refugees turned slaves and in list them as criminals that are marginally indefensible - marked her as a very good writer. I thought The Book Thief probably set the bar high in this kind of theme but found non to compare of the two. Both are written brilliantly which authors conduct some serious research of the subject. "Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch." BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY is a very suggestive and provocative novel. It viewed the good and the worst side of humanity just for survival while others have pleasure. It came a point where I was angry and screeching my voice towards the brutal horror to why even a normal civilian was taken upon being living happily for their freedom to that be taken away in an instant. I understand that the events occurred during WWII wherein I so much tried to avoid because i know I'm going to break down in the middle of it, but sometimes I think that ones past was actually a good realization to why we are happy to be living in the present. We may never bring back the past and take away the bad that's happened to it but certainly we can mend ourselves to become greater and to act gratefully and satisfyingly as possible. Oh my, I feel for each and every one from the beginning to the end of the book. Great characterization, well thought-out plot that would really make you cringed at some point. I can't imagine all that they've been through, it was plain horrible. I think I may have died if I were one of them. I'm afraid this book may not be what I had hoped for considering I had high ones but it was truly wonderful. I don't think I get to put it down even. One can really feel the struggles of each characters and I really was saddened for them and their family. I was practically rooting for one of the character and thought he may turn out to be good. It was so good knowing Sepetys put the situations and circumstances and made it a whole lot new experience. I'm just glad I get to read this book.xx