Though I'm still reading Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I have picked up a read to break the heftiness of it up. Something that can be plowed through quickly and that I can easily read between spurts of Tattoo. That book is Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. I found this, randomly, at Wal-Mart (I know, I know) on the cheap. It sounded good, so I picked it up and here you go:
"Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch" (27).