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Luca, British School of Gran Canaria

Salt to the Sea

The book is set in the horrifying year of 1945, as the Second World War draws to a close. Four teenagers struggle to survive, each one taking a different path with their own story and secrets. Thousands of refugees head to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, begging to get aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, the ship that promises freedom and safety.

Salt to the Seas's full of sad and action-packed moments, leaving you reeling from an emotional shock of wonder and excitement. It's an inspiring tale of hopefulness and love.

This novel's told from four different perspectives which can be confusing at times. Nevertheless, the author paints a picture of each character. So, I was able to gain an insight into four different stories; four different ways of seeing the world which was absolutely fascinating.

My favourite thing about this emotional ride was the different perspectives of every character. You could put yourself in their shoes and experience how it felt like to be in the war. The book really portrays the disaster in full detail and how the teenagers fight for survival.

The story didn't drag, but it annoyed me that in the final chapters there was little information about what happened to the characters and their futures. In general, however, the book is a must read for people that are interested in war and action. It's a great book to read for adventure lovers and to get emotional!

Posted on: 28th April 2017 at 10:08 am

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