This is my 25th Review and it was a book I borrowed form the library. Salt to the Sea is one of the books on the Carnegie Book Award list. Children in my school were picked to read and review the books.SO enjoy
I think that the main characters were believable because the stories that each character had was very realistic. For example, the little boy’s story us realistic because a lot of children were made orphans by war. And had to survive by themselves.
The book is about four people’s journeys and life during World War 2.All of the people have different nationalities and ages. For instance, there is a 16-year-old girl who is Polish and an 18-year-old boy who is Prussian. Each character has a back story explaining how and why they got into that situation. It is very gripping and not predictable at all because Ruta Sepetys makes you believe a certain thing about a character but she reveals their secrets which change what you believe about the character.
I think that the setting did influence how the story was told because if it was set in Britain it would be different.Personally, I was not able to know the specific place.But because of the Russians getting closer and Elimia being Polish.They must be either near Russia “Prussia” or on the edge of Germany.
The story was told from four viewpoints.4 people of different ages and nationalities.This book was a nice read because most war stories are set in Britain or told by British people.Moreover, it was a nice to read from a different viewpoint of the war. The description of the characters made it easier to visualise the characters.The book does not use any complex words, which make it simple.But you do need to read between the lines.
I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a book based on WW2 but wants a different viewpoint of the war.