Adult Summer Reading Club reviews

From ADELE GRESSER

Title/Author BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY RITA SEPETYS

A KNOCK ON THE DOOR…IF ANSWERED IT ALLOWS THE SOVIET SECRET POLICE TO ENTER A NON JEWISH FAMILY FOR ARREST.THESE ARE ‘LEARNED PEOPLE. THEFAHER IS A PROFSOR IN A COLLEGE. THEFAMILY IS HERDED INTO A CATTLE CAR WITHOUT WATER OR TOILET. PAPA IS IN A DIFFERENT CAR. LINA,THE DAUGHTER, MET A TEEN AGED BOY FROM CHECKA SLOVIKA. HE A;SO IS IN ANOTHER CAR. HIS SISTER AND HIS MOTHER IN LINA’S CAR. THEY ARE ALL TAKEN TO A CAMP WHERE THER IS NO HO =OR FOOD AND FORCED INTO LABOR FOR THE SOVIETS. BECAUSR LINA IS AN ARTIST HER LIFE IS SPARED AND HER MOTHER AND SHE WORK TI EDUCATE THE CHILDREN AT THE CAMP THIS SAVES THEIR LIVES. A TRUE STORY. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆
Title/Author THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY HEIDI DURROW

RACHEL IS THE DAUGHTER OD A DANISH MOTHER AND A BLACK FATHER WHO WAS A GI SERVICMAN. SHE LOOKS WHITE, HAS BIG BLUE EYES, SO U-ITS HARD TO DECIDE IF SHE IS BLACK OR WHITE. AFTER HER MOTHER LEAVES SHE IS SENT TO LIVE WITH HER VERY STRICT GRANDMOTHER, WHO IS BLACK. SHE NOW LIVES A MOSTLY BLACK COMMUNITY IN AMERICA. AS A TEEN AGER SHE HAS MANY MALE FIENDS WHO ADMIRE HER BUT HER GRANDMOTHER WANTS TO MAKE SURE SHE RETAINS HER VIRGINITYUNTIL SHE MARRIES. SHE MUST THEN DECIDE…BLACK OR WHITE. How many stars does the book deserve? ☆☆☆

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