Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
# of Pages: 391
Genre: Historical Fiction
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Do I recommend this book?
Yes! To anyone who enjoys historical fiction.
Ratings (out of 10):
Plot development: 10
Ease of Reading: 10
Summary from Goodreads:
Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.
Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.
As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.
Yet not all promises can be kept.
My Opinions (SPOILER FREE):
This was a avery good, eye-opening book. I learned so much about World War II that I didn’t know before. It also really helped me understand the horror of war. This book was told about people on both the American and German side, yet the deaths of any of them was tragic, no matter what side they were on.
I loved the connections between the four characters in this book. The way they all came to meet each other was really cool.
Ruta Sepetys’ writing is also incredible. It was really poetic, and enhanced the story in a really nice way.
I’m glad I read this book. 🙂