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Salt to the Sea

'Salt to the Sea' depicts life for the refugees of World War II. The book follows the lives of four young people who are desperately trying to escape from a world that is full of devastation and horror. In order to stay alive, they flee from their homelands and take a treacherous journey to Gotenhafen (Poland), in the hope of catching a ship to Kiel (Germany).

The use of four different narrators is cleverly undertaken and moves the story forward at an exciting pace. Even though you are aware of the fate of the Wilhelm Gustloff, this does not detract from the way in which the book hooks you in and has you gripped, willing for the characters to survive. The book is poignant, emotional and tense - an absolute must read; it's not just for those interested in life during the war!

Posted on: 28th March 2017 at 02:59 pm

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