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Angus, John Mason School - Abingdon

Salt to the Sea

I honestly didn't really enjoy this book! I will start with the few positives: it was interesting to see the second world war from the perspective of refugees unlike the common view of what was happening in Britain, I also liked that there was a deep sadness feeling to the book, which feels odd to say that it is a good thing but I think it helped to add to the scene of war. Okay so what was so bad? I really did not enjoy the way that the view kept switching between characters; if it had been like "The Smell Of Other Peoples Houses" then I wouldn't have minded but it was in no specific order and would switch every single page until I found myself, on several occasions, having to flick back to check whose perspective it was meant to be. It is, in my opinion, a real shame that they had to keep swapping perspectives because I feel if they kept it from Joana's perspective the whole way through it would be much simpler.
I would give this book a 6|10 and would recommend for readers from 11 up.

Posted on: 7th May 2017 at 10:03 pm

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