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Salt to the Sea

"War-Torn Germany. Four People, Four Secrets"
Salt to the sea is all about four people;Florian, Emilia, Joana and Alfred surviving World War 2. Emilia, who is 8 months pregnant comes from Poland so that makes her at risk because Hitler didn't want any polish people in the country. Joana is from Lithuania but has permission to be in Germany. Florian is from East Prussia and Alfred is from Germany. They all have a mission which is to get on a boat that takes them to Kiel. That boat is their only chance of survival. They all get on the boat but the ship was raided by Russian torpedoes. Will any of their secrets get out? Who will survive and who will die?

I really liked this book because it described what the World War would have been like for Germany. At first, I didn't know what Alfred was doing in the book because Joana, Florian and Emilia had all met each other. It wasn't until I got further along and it said that Alfred was working on the ship that was their freedom. I also really like how the book was laid out. In each chapter the story of the plot was read from one of the four main character's point of view. However, I do wish that some of Alfred's chapters weren't just letters to this person called Hannelore.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is 13+ because it does contain some sexual references.
Hope you enjoy this wonderful book by Ruta Septeys!!!

Posted on: 27th March 2017 at 05:55 pm

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