We’d been trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys takes place during Stalin’s rule. Lina Vilkas, a girl who loved art, was taken in 1941 along with the her family because they were on the list. The list had a names of people and families that Stalin wanted exterminated. When they were shipped to Siberia, Lina, her family, and her friends have to do whatever it takes to survive.
Even if it means sacrificing everything they ever knew.
WARNING: THERE ARE SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.