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Kirndeep, Chobham Academy Book Group

Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea is written beautifully, with wonderfully crafted characters. As the book continues small secrets are unravelled which breathes life into these characters and entraps the reader right in the middle of WW2. Sepetys takes the reader on a journey through four perspectives and reveals how torn their lives were and the destruction that took place.There were parts in the book where I had to stop & not read it for a while, as some of the scenes were quite violent. The atmosphere that is painted by Sepetys expert hands created an intimate story that simply calls out to all of us to treat each other compassionately.
The haunted whisper remains that not only did the Jewish or the Polish suffer in WW2 but there were innocent Prussians, Germans, Latvians and so many more who suffered alongside.

Posted on: 21st May 2017 at 09:22 pm

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