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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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Feb 29, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult, ya-historical, 2012-all, 2012-new, library-brooklyn
Read from March 28 to 30, 2012

2.5 stars.

I really, really wanted to like this book. It's a story that needs to be told, but this seemed to lack punch. Given the subject matter, I wanted so much more, but it felt very much as though things were glossed over in order to cater to younger audiences. There were moments that stood out and a few passages that I really liked, but the overall need for depth and emotional impact canceled that out for me.

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Reading Progress

03/29/2012 page 140
41.0% "Pickwick Papers is haunting me, you guys."

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message 1: by steph (new)

steph I read the first chapter two days ago but wasn't into it so I haven't picked it back up yet. :/

Grace Yeah, it doesn't really pick up from there IMO. I was really disappointed.

message 3: by steph (new)

steph Crap. Well then, it goes back to the bottom of my to read pile then

Grace SORRY! Maybe you will like it better? I just wanted to like it SO MUCH and it turned out to be not what I wanted at all... It won't take you long to read if you go back to it.

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