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Between Shades of Gray

2013 Summer Reading Project
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Hannah Hendrickson

on 23 August 2013

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Transcript of Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys
Overview
Setting
Genre and Tone
Conflict
Characters
Mrs. Vilkas
Andrius
Jonas
Lina
Themes
Family
Death
Passage 1
"Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch."
Passage 2
"Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness. There's love and emotion trying to express itself, but at the time, it just ends up being awkward."
Passage 3
"Don't be scared. Don't give them anything Lina, not even your fear."
"Krasivaya. It means beautiful, but with strength. Unique."
"We'd been trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean. I realized that if we boosted one another, maybe we'd get a little closer."
"Was it harder to die or harder to be the one who survived?"
Historical Fiction
1940s (WWII) Europe
During the Stalin and Hitler years.
Sources
All quotes from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Supetys.
Between Shades of Gray Cover from http://www.ourtimeinjuvie.com/boys-vs-girls/beautiful-tragic-novel-adifferent-side-of-wwii
Hill of Crosses Picture from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_of_Crosses
Lithuania Flag from http://think0.deviantart.com/art/Lithuania-Flag-Grunge-130000431
All Edvard Munch paintings from http://www.munch.museum/work.aspx?id=17&wid=10
Train Pictures http://www.charonboat.com/item/130
Deportees Picture http://vilnews.com/2012-04-deportees-returning-%25E2%2580%2598home%25E2%2580%2599-from-siberia
Massacre Picture http://www.dpcamps.org/lithuania.html
Deportees 2 Picture http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18101716
Rings http://www.bunchesdirect.com/index.php/Blog/the-history-of-the-wedding-ring.html
Deportees 3 and Siberian Barracks Pictures http://poetrania.blogspot.com/2005/11/exile-to-siberia-1940.html?m=1
Hope Picture http://alternateeconomy.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/week-3-hope/
Dombey and Son Picture http://www.bookdepository.com/Dombey-Son-Charles-Dickens/9780679435914
Hope Flowers http://www.goodfon.com/wallpaper/137270.html
Stalin Art from http://fineartamerica.com/featured/stalin-cartoon-1952-granger.html
Letter from http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-1303079-old-letter.php
Silk Dress from http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1940s-silk-taffeta-semi-formal-black-dress-lace-arms-M-/390436247014
Lipstick from http://glamourdaze.com/2012/04/1940s-makeup-tricks-ladies-home-journal-1944.html
Sketch from http://masseu.blogspot.com/2013/01/sad-woman-crying-sketch.html?m=1
Tomato from http://www.ishs.org/plant-protection-tomato-diseases-tomato-diseases-tomato-diseases-vegetables/news/second-announcement
Bread from http://www.ecurry.com/blog/breads-buns-rolls/no-knead-bread/
Stone from http://www.redbubble.com/people/pvillani/works/30323-hand-and-stone
Flower from http://therealcraigoz.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html
Defiance from http://blog.a-b-c.com/2013/01/03/does-your-recruiting-message-stand-out-in-a-crowd
Stack of paper from http://blog.a-b-c.com/2013/01/03/does-your-recruiting-message-stand-out-in-a-crowd
Young Woman on a Beach
Edvard Munch Paintings
The Yellow Log
Starry Night
Train Smoke
The Scream
Lina's family is being deported from Lithuania to Siberia.
Hope
"Sometimes kindness can be delivered in a clumsy way."
"He suddenly looked his age, vulnerable. Not like the young man who was fighting for his family, but the little school boy who ran in my bedroom the night we were taken."
Defiance
"They didn't ask for anything. They were happy to help someone, to succeed at something, even if they weren't to benefit."
Review
"I'll see you. Just think about that. Just think about me bringing you your drawings."
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