Ruta Sepetys Writing Styles in Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys
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Point of View

The story is written in first person from the limited perspective of Lina. She is smart and observant, noting details about her surrounding that add to the story. The limitations of the perspective are acceptable because the story is written in first person. The reader learns about things as Lina learns about them. A prime example is the destination of the Prisoners. The reader doesn't learn where the prisoners are going until Lina learns it upon their arrival. It should be noted, however, that the perspective is completely limited and that leaves the reader with some questions. For example, Lina's father is reportedly dead. Her mother believes it but Lina holds to the hope that it's either a cruel joke or a mistake. Elena's acceptance of it may make the reader inclined to believe it as well but Lina's refusal to believe it may make the...

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