Having heard the author on NPR, I decided to read this.
As the title is very close to the "50 Shades of Gray" series, her book has been getting hits and interest. Although this story is about as far away from what the other series of books is about I am from the South Pole.
Nazis vs Stalin's army - which would you rather be a prisoner of? USSR annexed several countries and took away many people just as the Nazis did - one didn't even need to be of a certain ethnic/religous background. This is a story that really tears one's inner being apart. The author's family had "suffered" many of what the story tells.
Told from the point of view of a 16 year old, who with her mother and brother are transported to the Arctic circle and enforced labor camps.