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Sathana, Plashet School

Salt to the Sea

Joana Vilkas, Florian Beck, Emilia Stozek and Alfred Frick are the main characters. The funny thing is there was a poet, not in the book, called Wilfred Owen who based his poems about the negative factors of war and the name Alfred Frick somehow reminded me of Wilfred Owen and besides, he can relate to war because it's shown that he is a fan of Hitler.
OK let's get to the icky parts... The romance. I, for one dislike romance in spite of it being a focused genre in this book. This book can be interpreted in many ways because of it's historical context.
Some things were confusing for me so I had to repeatedly search things up. Diversity is explored in this novel. If the book was a door, I'd say diversity is its key however diversity isn't always appreciated and we can see this in this book. There is a Lithuanian nurse, a Prussian person, a Polish girl and a German so as you can see there is a combination.
This book is emotionally disturbing so my advice would be do all of your work before beginning to read this book. If I was to recommend this to someone, they'd probably be 14 or over. This is because a lot of sad events take place in this book such as rape. Sadly this happens a lot nowadays so I love the fact that the writer has talked about many different scenarios and many different peoples' problems in this one book because not a lot of authors do that so I sincerely thank Ruta Sepetys for this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious book.
In all the books I've read, this is different. Because not only did I research about the impressive author or vocabulary I didn't know, but I also researched statistics. World-wide statistics based on depressing issues which sometimes goes unnoticed such as rape and racism. This book allowed me to learn new facts and truly make me upset. did you know that only 20% of female student victims, age 18-24, report to law enforcement?
Having to pass down your child for someone else to raise before you die is, believe it or not a really distressing act to commit...
So far, the Carnegie books have been awesome and it continues that way...

Posted on: 23rd May 2017 at 05:39 pm

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