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Oliwia, Chobham Academy Book Group

Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea was a book that hit very close to home. For once in a long while the book did not focus solely on English or American characters but on a Prussian, A German, A Lithuanian and A Pole. This story is set in 1935, a time of war and disharmony.
It was unique as it featured not only English but bits of German and Polish, my first language. Emilia, the Pole in this story, was my favourite at the start but at the end each, except Alfred, tied. Each character had a unique backstory and yet each was united under one goal, to survive.
The ending was sad and the way the story played out was believable as, let’s face it, they were in the middle of the war.
The book was based on a boat that actually sank on the outside of the Baltic Sea, near the Polish border.

Posted on: 9th June 2017 at 02:53 pm

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