Imagine a world in which social status, job placement, and even whom you marry is all determined by what colors you can see. Ever since the big Something That Happened, most people can only see variations of a single color, and your last name identifies which one. Eddie Russett is an unassuming Red who has been sent to the Outer Fringes. There he meets Jane, a sarcastic Grey, who questions all the Rules. Eddie shouldn’t be listening to her, especially as she constantly insults him, but he’s never met anyone like her. Author Jasper Fforde never fails to deliver stories that are imaginative, clever, complex, and wholly original, and Shades of Grey fits right in. This is a story with something for everyone. Just don’t expect it to be like anything else.