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Salt to the sea / Ruta Sepetys.
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141347400 (pbk.) :
It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories. This novel is based on a true story from the Second World War. When the German ship the Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk in port in early 1945 it had over 9000 civilian refugees, including children, on board. Nearly all were drowned.
Teenage 11-14 years
391 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
An emotional yet important read, that although fictional is based on a widely unknown horrific event during WWII. Though aimed at the young adult market, adults alike would find this books themes and writing just as engaging.