“Lina is determined to stay alive; she is a talented artist, strong-willed, loves her family and only wants to be back home in Lithuania. The book is based on true stories of survivors; check out the author’s video on Amazon. Fast paced, vivid and horrifying; this is a gripping & a heart breaking story about a young girl and her family who they were on Stalin's list. How do you survive the crowded cattle car train through Russia, the work camps & then to Siberia’s frozen artic world? Hungry and terrified Lina finds a way to see hope for their future and tender moments under the cruelest of conditions. “Andrius turned to her and said,
“No. Don’t be scared. Don’t give them anything, Lina, not even your fear.” ”
lclc2u wrote this review Sunday, August 21, 2011.