“That was something the war couldn’t take from me either. The Nazis couldn’t stop the wind and the snow. The Russians couldn’t take the sun or the stars.”
“He wanted to know something about me. I leaned over and put my mouth to his ear. It was barely a whisper.
‘I’m a murderer.’ ”
Title- Salt to the Sea
Author- Ruta Sepetys
Genre- Historical Fiction
When I come to know that this book is historical fiction, I knew I would love it. It lives up to my expectations. I was so excited about this book. I wanted to explore this genre and the start could not have been better than this.
This book made me very sad. I had tears in my eyes, angry at sometimes too. This book has a hint of suspense in it, which I liked.
This book describes the struggle, the agony of people. How badly war affects civilians. People lost their families, some get apart from each other. This book also talks about hope, how people become family from strangers. How desperately people wanted the war to end and can get a chance to meet their lost family. I was always intrigued by the war stories and this book took me that very road. I felt their pain, their struggle. This book made my heart race.
This book tells the story through multiple POVs- Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred. There are many side characters Eva, The shoe poet, the wondering boy and many more. My personal favorite was The shoe poet. He was a wise man, intelligent and thoughtful.
This book now has a special space in my heart and I will forever cherish this book.
I will recommend this book. If you are into historical fiction and loves reading about war go for this book.