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Salt to the Sea

I really enjoyed reading about the fascinating time of young adults in World War 2. I personally think that this specific book is aimed at older children as it is quite serious and upsetting at times.

I like the fact that Ruta Sepetys has made the book more exciting by including information from that year. Like the MV Wilhelm Gustloff, which was a ship that was designed for almost 1,500 passengers but around 10,000 people boarded and was sunk by Russian torpedoes and how the genre is Historical Fiction.

I like the quotation "Despite my bundled layers, January's teeth bit sharp." as it shows personification.

Ruta Sepetys is the daughter to a Lithuanian refugee but is American born. Her Lithuanian family thought of her writing a fiction story on a little-known piece of writing that will "leave readers weeping".

I really enjoyed this book and i would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more on a historical event that will leave you in tears.

Posted on: 10th May 2017 at 01:56 pm

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