Salt to the Sea
A NovelBook - 2016
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Join four teens as they try to escape World War II. A thief, a nurse, a young girl, and a soldier will all find out what life means to them through the context of a great but largely unknown disaster.
Salt to the Sea is told in four voices: Joana, who wants to help everyone to make up for an evil she believes she has done; Florian, who doesn't trust anyone with the valuable and deadly secret he hides in his shoe; and Amelia, pregnant but stronger than anyone realizes (least of all herself). Th... Read More »
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 »
Joana, Florian, and Emilia are among 10,000 World War II refugees struggling to stay alive when tragedy strikes their ship the Wilhelm Gustloff. Based on true events.
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“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.”
"The Fuhrer is a talented watercolorist. He applied to art school [...] but the school did not accept him. Oh, how they will regret it."
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