Salt to the Sea
Title: Salt To The Sea
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
I’ve been working through Ruta Sepetys backlist and signed up to read this for a buddy read in April. I didn’t read the synopsis and totally went in blind. I had no idea it was about the tragic sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. Furthermore, I had no idea that this incident was six times more deadlier than the titanic! Six! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Ruta Sepetys is such a gift to young readers teaching them through compelling stories.
“The shoes always tell the story”
Winter 1945. Four refugees. Four secrets. My gosh I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. My heart was racing at times. These poor people being hunted by Soviet’s when all they wanted and deserved was freedom.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a solid four star read for me. Because it’s YA the chapters are very quick and I liked that. They ending was not what I was expecting, but I’ve come to expect the unexpected when it comes to historical fiction sometimes. History is not always pretty.