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Heather, Chobham Academy Book Group

Salt to the Sea

A few years ago I would never have read this book; I would have looked at it and said 'no' but it would have been a serious mistake because now that I have read it, it is one of my favourite books and it was such a page turner that I read it all in one day.

It is set in WW2 and follows the lives of four people. Three of these people (Emelia, Florain, Joana) are trying to escape Stalin and Hitler while the other one, Alfred, is a young German who thinks very highly of Hitler's regime.

The book is told in 2 parts: the journey to the ship that is their only hope left and their life aboard the ship.

I really loved the book and I really liked the four perspectives. The characters where all really developed and I could relate to them. My favourite character was Alfred who sent love letters at almost every possible opportunity. He was also very young and naive.

The book was really well constructed and the fact that it was set in the War was constantly there. The whole book was depressimg and the ending was as happy as it could have been.

There are a lot of books about WW2 but this was diffrent because it showed a diffrent point about the War.

My favourite Carnegie book along with the Stars at Oktober Bend.

Posted on: 21st April 2017 at 04:19 pm

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