Friday, September 2, 2016

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

My Rating: 4.4

It is 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom to escape the advancing Red Army.  Four teenagers paths converge as they are making their way to the Wilhem Gustloff ship that promises to take them to freedom.

I loved Sepety's Between Shades of Gray so was looking forward to her latest novel. Sepetys writes great historical fiction and I enjoyed that it was about something I knew nothing about - the single greatest tragedy in maritime history. There were a couple characters that didn't have as much substance as I would have hoped but, that could have been due to the portrayal in the audio version.

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