Hugo Zamora Zamora itibaren Tazovsky District, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Rusya
Bu, dünyaca ünlü bir şef olmayı hayal eden bir çocuk hakkında bir kitap. Daha sonra Katil Pizza adlı bir yerde çalışmaya başlar. Sonra canavar avı için bir cephe olduğunu öğrenir. Bu kitap sizi koltuğunuzun kenarına yerleştirecektir.
Brilliant story that scared the crap out of me. I still have "dust bunny" nightmares. Shudder-inducingly good.
This YA book tells one girl's story in 1941, during the time of Stalin's deportation of the people of the Baltic nations (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). Lina and her family are put on a cattle train and sent to Siberia to work for the Soviets on collective farms. Eventually they are shipped to the Arctic Circle, and nearly freeze or starve to death. It's her tale of survival, and of her attempts to both document her life and to get word to her imprisoned father through her charcoal drawings. This is a heartbreaking, horrifying story, yet there is love and hope in its telling. I never will understand mankind's cruelty to other human beings based on ideology. Having said that, however, I wasn't drawn into the story or characters as much as I could have been. I felt detached from almost every character. Maybe I am comparing this book too much to "Maus" (graphic novel depicting Polish Jews in Nazi concentration camps) which despite the charaters being drawn as, well, rats, I felt their pain, humiliation and drive to survive. "Maus" was a VERY personal story that brought me to tears throughout the book. I just didn't feel that way about the characters in "Between Shades of Gray." That is not to say I do not recommend this book; I do. But I wish it was written in a more personal way, so I could really feel what the characters were going through. Still, I give it 4 stars.