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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.

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