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Stars for Sepetys

Debut YA author Ruta Sepetys is bringing in the starred reviews

January 13, 2011 Debut novelist Ruta Sepetys has pulled off a hat trick with her YA novel, Shades of Gray: starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews. A historical novel set in Russia during Stalin’s reign of terror, the book addresses “a topic woefully underdiscussed in English-language children’s fiction,” according to Kirkus. Booklist concurs, noting that the book “deserves the widest possible readership.” Look for Shades of Gray from Philomel on March 22.