Fledglings: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The first Fledglings book club meeting featured discussion of Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, a book where the narrator is deported from her home in Lithuania to Siberia.

Comments from the Fledglings included:

“Liked the writing style.”
“What an incredible story!”
“Loved the detail.”
“Really wanted the story to continue.”
“How did they survive?”
“Want to know how Lina and Andrews met again.”
“Flashbacks were an excellent way of telling the story.”
“Even though it was a horrid, depressing story, still had a lot of love and life.”
“Reader was kept engaged.”
“Should be used in History classes.”
“Characters were very believable and very well drawn.”
“Every character, with the exception of the NKVD commander was likable.”
“The ending was abrupt, and left the reader wanting.”

Many of the readers had not heard of this story, so were quite shocked.

Final score: 8.4714285 out of 10.

If you’re a teen in Grades 10 through 12 and would like to join Fledglings, we would love to have you.  Call us at 403-287-9557, email us at owlsnestbooks@shaw.ca or drop in the store for more information.

The next Fledglings book up for discussion is Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

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