Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2018.
I’ve read a few YA historical fiction novels set in Germany, such as. Have you read ‘Story of a Secret State’ by Jan Karski? It's not The Book Thief but it's still a great WWII fiction novel! Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. So this story follows Joana, Emilia, Florian and Alfred -they all have their own POV. I had read one Ruta Sepetys book before, Out of the Easy, which I really enjoyed. It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! Ruta Sepetys is a true master of words. I’m glad I finally picked it up though, it was so good -and in my opinion, completely worth the hype. which ons is better? You should definitely pick it up if you love historical fiction!! Sepetys spent several years researching for this book, and it shows in the level of details and specifics. I love historical fiction!
Only Alfred, stationed on the Gustloff, lacks sympathy; almost a caricature, he is self-delusional, unlikable, a Hitler worshiper. Salt to the Sea deals with difficult subject matter, taking place during the bloodiest conflict in human history, a conflict that created more than 50 million refugees, a number that would not be seen again until 2013. While the characters within Salt to the Sea are fictional creations, their journey, and the challenges they face, are well-representative of the struggles faced by real refugees everyday. The three sympathetic refugees and their motley companions (especially an orphaned boy and an elderly shoemaker) make it clear that while the Gustloff was a German ship full of German civilians and soldiers during World War II, its sinking was still a tragedy. I agree with your thoughts. It’s a Polish army officer’s account of WWII and it really brings home the idea that there are so many things we forget about what happened. And it was also a really realistic perspective that I'm sure lots of Nazi youths and soldiers shared as well. It’s told from different perspectives: a Prussian, a Polish girl, and so on.
She is a doctor (of philosophy) and can usually be found fangirling about something, devouring delicious food, or taking a nap.
Even now, my heart is swelling up with emotion as I think about how brave and strong they were in the face of danger and death.
This is a total gem!
tells the often-overlooked stories of war. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 29, 2011.
The Boundless Sublime – Who Doesn’t Love a Good Cult? When tragedies strike both their families, the two brilliant teens are thrown into direct opposition. I had read one Ruta Sepetys book before, So this story is set in the last year of WWII, in Germany.
But how could you not, right?! I am so into history – I am studying it at a higher level at school at the moment. So this story is set in the last year of WWII, in Germany. Themes related to immigration and young women’s taking charge of their lives don’t quite lift this awkwardly written volume above other royal romances. My recent post Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn. But then also I read Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys and hated it. Hollis relies on the family to teach her about Isolten customs and secretly falls in love with Silas, the oldest son, even though a relationship with him would mean relinquishing Jameson and the throne. View all posts by Jolien.
In both of her careers, as an entertainment manager and as an author, Sepetys has focused on making sure under-told stories were made accessible to the general public.
Your review was one of the best I've read on this book =] To tell this story, Ruta Sepetys chose a … All Rights Reserved. She’s so kind, strong and smart, it’s hard not to admire her. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.
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Have you read Between Shades of Gray? Skip this uninspired entry into the world of medieval love and court intrigue. | It's so hard to comprehend what some teenagers or even young children must've gone through during WWII. Change ), Winter, 1945. Please not that this review is totally free from spoilers. So glad you enjoyed it too, Lekeisha. [Discussion Guest Post], BOOK REVIEW: Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow.
Stuart Moore THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES! As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and… Four secrets.
The characters were just fantastic and I need to take another break to cry again. There has been bad blood between the two countries, not fully explained here, and when an exiled Isolten family also comes to court, Jameson generously allows them to stay. He’s Prussian, and worked in a museum. Since you're the WWII guru of my heart, your stamp of approval on this book pleases me greatly. I couldn’t stop. Emilia was probably my favourite character of the four perspectives in the book, but only by a hair because I loved Florian and Joana immensely too. Emilia is Polish. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things. Similar to when you watch Titanic for the first time, you know the ship is doomed but not exactly how the fictional characters will fare within that tragedy. (Maybe not Alfred tho.) Or so he thought. Marie Lu Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. adapted by Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. Millions of people lost their homes, their possessions, and their families. Author: Ruta Sepetys. I don't normally cry with books but this one made me bawl like a baby. Four teenagers. This book shook me! illustrated by
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