Reblog Book Club chose Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea as their February book club choice.
It’s 1945 in Salt to the Sea. World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety.
“I’ma be real, you guys, this book is sad,” wrote . “It’s intense, it’s tough, it’s a little triggery. But it’s also gorgeously written, intensively researched, propulsively readable, and full of vivid, interesting, so-human characters you’re going to love getting to know. It’s getting rave reviews, it’s full of interesting things to talk about, and we’re going to have a great time, I promise.”
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