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Salt to the Sea

I thought salt to the sea was an amazing book because it showed the war from people whose countries didn't do to much fighting but were affected the most in WW2. The book is based on Operation Hannibal, where the Nazis evacuated Germany by sea. During Operation Hannibal a Russian submarine S-13 launched 3 torpedoes which sunk the Willhelm Gustloff killing an estimated 9000+ people, 5000 of which were children. I loved this book because the characters were developed and it was more like they were based on real people rather than just characters because their stories sounded so real and believable.

I thought this story was so good because it wasn't about the people that were fighting it was about the people that were affected by the fighting and their thoughts on it.

I would recommend this book to Year 8+ because I think some Year 7s would find this book and not understand the book properly.
I think the message in this book is that the Willhelm Gustloff meant something different to each of the characters and its sinking made each character bring out their true colours and personalities.

I rate this book 4.5/5 stars.

Posted on: 25th April 2017 at 07:39 pm

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