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Lois, Chobham Academy Book Group

Salt to the Sea

When I first got around to it, I was quite excited to read this book. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, and historical fiction is one of my favourite genres. Salt To The Sea didn't let me down on most fronts; it's well written, genuinely gripping, and it ties together each characters' story into a neat little bow that goes along well with its subject matter (namely, the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff in 1954). The characters are interesting and it's fun to guess what exactly drives them and why.

However, I felt that the book was a little confusing. Switching between characters at the speed that this book does can only go so well, and I don't think it quite hit the mark; it's hard to keep track of all the characters and which one is speaking, and the ending was especially confusing for me.

Nevertheless, it was a fun, interesting read and I wuld definitely recommend it!

Posted on: 25th April 2017 at 12:53 pm

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