Salt to the Sea

  • Type: Books
  • By: Ruta Sepetys
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jolee H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780399160301
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Multiple voices make for an engaging read

Who has heard of the immense tragedy of the sunk ship, the Wilhelm Gustloff, during WWII? Not many folks, right? Nearly 10,000 (*mostly citizens) died. Here, Sepetys masterfully tells the story through the voices of five different teens who have five different walks of life, including a Nazi deserter, a Jewish girl in hiding, and a Prussian who has lost her whole family. This is a rare book that will keep you thinking on it long past when you have completed it.