Salt to the Sea [Pdf epub] by Ruta Sepetys

CHARACTERS Salt to the Sea

While the Titanic and Lusitania are both well documented disasters the single greatest tragedy in maritime history is the little known January 30 1945 sinking in the Baltic Sea by a Soviet submarine of the Wilhelm Gustloff a German cruise liner that was supposed to ferry wartime personnel and refugees to safety from the a. I try I really do but Sepetys s war stories do nothing for me Yes I know I m in the minority I was one of few who didn t love her debut Between Shades of Gray and much preferred her second book Out of the Easy Now she returns to World War II and once again I don t get itAs with her first novel I feel a little uncomfortable being negative about these kinds of books This was a horrific time when some terrible atrocities were committed and I applaud the author for always focusing on the unknown but no less true parts of history Many of us know the tales of German and Polish Jews during the Nazi reign far less know what Lithuanian refugees faced Even fewer will know of the tragedy this book is about I like that Historical fiction that teaches me something is always appreciated However a few history lessons is truly all I took from this bookThe story is told in very short chapters of 2 3 pages sometimes just a few sentences and the perspective jumps between four different people Joana Florian Emilia and Alfred Personally this didn t work for me We spent so little time with each character before moving on that I constantly felt distanced from them never making an emotional connection In the beginning the rapid movement between perspectives even made it difficult to follow the storySepetys for me writes some of the most detached accounts of WW2 atrocities It honestly shouldn t be that hard to evoke sympathy or some feeling for these poor people but I genuinely felt nothing You know those expendable people that get gunned down in movies while the hero runs from the bad guys The ones who the camera brushes over and we never think about again That is how I felt when learning of all the casualties and brutality in this bookThe book is told in one long tedious journey and features many flashbacks that failed to piue my interest The present is literally about them trekking across the icy landscape and having to show their papers to one soldier after another before finally getting to the boat they want to board I m sorry but it was so boringMaybe I could put it down to recently reading a fast paced exciting and horrifying book set during the Second World War Front Lines but to be honest I just think the author s war stories are not for me I m an emotional reader and this kind of narrative leaves me coldBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store

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Salt to the Sea

Lithuanian with nursing experience; Florian a Prussian soldier fleeing the Nazis with stolen treasure; and Emilia a Polish girl close to the end of her pregnancy converge on their escape journeys as Russian troops advance; each will eventually meet Albert a Nazi peon with delusions of grandeur assigned to the Gustloff dec. Such a beautiful yet tragic story Ruta Sepetys has such a way with words Video review to come

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Dvancing Red Army The ship was overcrowded with than 10500 passengers the intended capacity was approximately 1800 and than 9000 people including 5000 children lost their lives Sepetys writer of 'Between Shades of Gray' crafts four fictionalized but historically accurate voices to convey the real life tragedy Joana a. 45 This book was beautiful It s gonna take a minute for all my thoughts to set in Video review to come


10 thoughts on “Salt to the Sea

  1. says:

    I try I really do but Sepetys's war stories do nothing for me Yes I know I'm in the minority I was one of few who didn't love her deb

  2. says:

    I have never been so simultaneously sad and angry while reading a book in my whole life

  3. says:

    This swift footed kind hearted historical is intensely satisfying in just about all the ways a novel can be satisfying Without further ado here are five things you should know about it before picking it up1 A lot of times historical fiction shows its work As a history major I don't mind a research filled brick of a book

  4. says:

    45 This book was beautiful It's gonna take a minute for all my thoughts to set in Video review to come

  5. says:

    45 starsNo wonder SALT TO THE SEA won the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction It’s pretty darn captivatin

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    Update Here is my video review book is a masterpiece It takes place during WW2 and follows 4 characters as they are seeking

  7. says:

    Such a beautiful yet tragic story Ruta Sepetys has such a way with words Video review to come

  8. says:

    “How foolish to believe we are powerful than the sea or the sky” ALL THE FEELS Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys nurtured my body it fed my soul it made my heart soar I also had a wave of despair and a feeling of intense longing when the book ended coming to the unfortunate and fortunate realization that I woul

  9. says:

    Ruta's work is a gift

  10. says:

    “Joana Vilkas your daughter your sister She is salt to the sea”I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I finished reading Between Shades of Grey back in AugustI’ll admit that I had very high expections for this book and I