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Emily, Chobham Academy Book Group

Salt to the Sea

This book was about 4 different refugees and their journey to try and escape Germany. I found Salt to the Sea really moving and it brought me close to tears. I really liked how the book is split into 4 parts and you got to see things from other peoples points of view. I also liked how all the people had something in their past that they were trying to run away from and you found out what they were as you went along. I felt like Alfred's chapters were a bit pointless at first but I soon found out they added a great deal to the story. I was captivated by the dramatic end of the book and was horrified when I found out it had actually really happened. The 4 person perspective bit took a bit of getting used to and I know some people didn't enjoy it very much but I really did enjoy it because I don't think the story would have worked as well without it. I was also amazed at how real the characters felt and how well it felt like I knew them, I think this is amazing because for some authors it's hard to make one character seem real let alone 4. I also think this book is really good because of its historical aspect because I think most people who read this won't have known about this sinking that was worse than the Titanic. Overall I would give this book a 10 out of 10.

Posted on: 19th June 2017 at 07:41 am

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