Between shades of gray was released last year and tells the story of a lithuanian teenager who is sent to one of stalins work camps in siberia in 1941, while shades is an erotic novel. Shades of gray is young adult historicalfiction about the aftermath american civil war. Between shades of gray characters from litcharts the creators of. Between shades of gray metaphors and similes gradesaver. The character of kostas vilkas in between shades of gray. Related questions and answers for characters in shades of gray.
It follows the stalinist repressions of the mid20th century and follows the life of lina as she is deported from her native lithuania with her mother and younger brother, and the journey they take to a labor camp in siberia. Learn between shades gray with free interactive flashcards. Between shades of gray characters from litcharts the. Lina is a strong character who wants to be like her father in all aspects of life but her radical ideas put her in danger with the soviet union. Find books like between shades of gray from the worlds largest community of readers. Her parents, elena and kostas, also have a son, the tenyearold jonas. Minor characters are memorably and vividly drawn, and the first half of the book, in particular, roars along. Read between shades of gray by ruta sepetys available from rakuten kobo. Between shades of gray character descriptions for teachers. Between shades of gray by ruta sepetys, 97801435889, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Stalas the bald man miss grybas ona janina nikolai kretszky komorov the commander between shades of gray.
Lina vilkas is the major character in the book and also the narrator. Lina is fifteen years old when she is taken prisoner by the nkvd and it will. Arvydas between shades of gray summary in june of 1941, fifteenyearold lina vilkas is arrested by the soviet secret police, the nkvd, from her home in kaunas, lithuania. Lina is fifteen years old when she is taken prisoner by the nkvd and it will take thirteen years until she will be able to return to her home. The inspiration for the major motion picture ashes in the snow. It is through her perspective that we experience the soviet genocide of lithuanians, as she serves as a witness to many. Between shades of gray isnt the type of book id normally read, but im extremely glad that i decided to read it. Need help on characters in ruta sepetyss between shades of gray. D barracks to get her reward for the portrait, the officers threw the bread and potatoes at them, then started throwing garbage. Choose from 500 different sets of between shades gray flashcards on quizlet. Despite the situation lina is placed in at the young age of fifteen, she audaciously chooses to write about the terrible cruelties the soviets are doing to those around her as well as her family and herself. The timeline below shows where the character kostas vilkas appears in between shades of gray. This set of lesson plans consists of approximately 140 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons. She is arrested alongside her mother, elena, and tenyearold brother jonas.
Between shades of gray, a new york times best seller, is the debut novel of american novelist ruta sepetys. Though joana is not present in the novel, lina recalls her blissful summers with her cousin and the letters. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. Between shades of gray probably not the book youre. Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important.
Goodreads members who liked between shades of gray also liked. Between shades of gray major character analysis supersummary. This study guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis. It is through her viewpoint that we experience the soviet destruction of lithuanians, as she.999 1360 775 858 1063 836 628 1002 1463 307 1074 485 1279 903 412 654 282 1042 32 737 793 527 533 711 410 1371 913 830 348 1336 557 1435