Salt to the Sea
A NovelBook - 2016
From Library Staff
Told from multiple points of view and set during the end of WWII, readers hear each character's journey and the sacrifices made to reach freedom on the ship Wilhelm Gustloff. Will they make it, or will the journey and tragedy that ensues be too much to survive?
CRRL_JoyO Jan 23, 2019
Seeking to flee Europe as World War II nears its end, Joana, Emilia, and Florian board a ship. When tragedy strikes all those aboard, the teens must fight to survive.
World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom. When their paths converge in route to the ship that promises salvation, Joana, Emilia, and Florian find their strength, courage, and trust in one another tested with each step clo... Read More »
Four young adults try to escape the horrors of WWII and get to safety.
CRRLKids Sep 26, 2017
This book read a lot like a Titanic survival story, maybe an I Survived read for an older audience. The first half of the book was a bit hard to keep track of as each chapter was narrated by a different character, but as you kept reading, how they connected to one another was made clearer. The se... Read More »
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“I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”
“But unlike Mama, I would not go to heaven. My secrets padlocked the gates. I'd be a torn kite stuck in the dead branches of a tree, unable to fly.”
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