Have you heard of Stalin deporting innocent people from Lithuania, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, etc. to the frozen land of Siberia? If not, Between Shades of Gray will expose the horrors of the life of a small Lithuanian family, in Kaunas, consisting of four people: Papa, Mother, Lina (15), and Jonas(9). It all begins with one night when NKVD soldiers barge into their small tidy home to be taken on a sickening trip in cattle cars to Siberia.(1941) They experience many hardships and some saddening deaths occur. There is no privacy, but there are strong emotions. The author, Ruta Sepetys, is a daughter of a refugee who suffered these cruel days. This is now my favorite book because now I know what happened to some of my relatives; they were Lithuanians. This is not a book about jokes; this is TRUE.
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Adam Henderson is a techno prodigy, give him broken down computer parts and he’ll change a whole room into a super computer. When Adam meets Finn, Emily, and Lewis he tries out his high-tech cameras with them. Adam soon finds a problem during a test with the cameras. He knows he has to solve the problem and drags the rest of the gang into it. In this series by Patrick Carmen you have to go online and watch videos to find out what happens during some of the most intense parts. And in the end the twist will have wanting more.
The pretty little liars books are all about betrayal, secrets, and four teenage girls. Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna all lost their best friend in seventh grade when she went missing the night of their sleepover and now three years later they’re trying to forget all of the horrible things Ali made them do and say. Hanna is having a bulimic problem, Emily doesn’t know who or what she likes, Aria’s father is cheating on her mother and only Aria knows, and Spencer keeps stealing from her sister. The problem is that only A knows and she/he can and will tell if they don’t do what A says.
I just recently finished a great book called Divergent by Veronica Roth. It is a fast moving, action packed book that takes place in future Chicago. The main character, Tris, is a strong female character with personality. I recomend this book for anyone looking for an exciting book with a mix of romance. What are some your favorite books set in the future?