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Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.”

“Sometimes there is such beauty in awkwardness.”

“We'd been trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean.”

“Krasivaya. It means beautiful, but with strength. Unique.”

“Was it harder to die, or harder to be the one who survived?”

“Good men are often more practical than pretty " said Mother. "Andrius just happens to be both.”

“November 20. Andrius's birthday. I had counted the days carefully. I wished him a happy birthday when I woke and thought about him while hauling logs during the day. At night, I sat by the light of the stove, reading Dombey and Son. Krasivaya. I still hadn't found the word. Maybe I'd find it if I jumped ahead. I flipped through some of the pages. A marking caught my eye. I leafed backward. Something was written in pencil in the margin of 278.Hello, Lina. You've gotten to page 278. That's pretty good! I gasped, then pretened I was engrossed in the book. I looked at Andrius's handwritting. I ran my finger over this elongated letters in my name. Were there more? I knew I should read onward. I couldn't wait. I turned though the pages carefully, scanning the margins. Page 300:Are you really on page 300 or are you skipping ahead now? I had to stifle my laughter. Page 322:Dombey and Son is boring. Admit it. Page 364:I'm thinking of you. Page 412:Are you maybe thinking of me? I closed my eyes.Yes, I'm thinking of you. Happy birthday, Andrius.”

“Sometimes kindness can be delivered in a clumsy way.”

“Andrius, I'm...scared." He stopped and turned to me. "No. Don't be scared. Don't give them anything Lina, not even your fear.”

“Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy—love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.”

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