another recommendation from a librarian friend, this one at the high school. i think reading books recommended by friends is a double bonus as you connect with a book and a friendship. so, so good.
between shades of gray deals with a "forgotten" segment of world history that i knew nothing about, the invasion of lithuania (and other countries in the baltics) during the stalin regime and subsequent deportation of the "undesirables" to work camps in siberia. it is a beautifully written debut novel from author ruta sepetys. this one is heavy, but worth it. very impactful and thought-provoking.
genre: historical fiction
setting: upper middle class latvia/work camps in siberia, 1940's
reading level: adult, high school