‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys
Winner of the 2017 ‘CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL’, ‘Salt to the Sea’ is an extraordinary and gripping tale of bravery and friendship. Set during World War II the novel follows the arduous journey of four individuals as they make their way to the doomed MV Wilhelm Gustloff. As we follow their epic journey we are left intrigued by the mystery of their individual pasts. Their stories are equally heartbreaking and at times breath taking.
The writer has provided a vivid and heartbreaking insight into history which you won’t be able to put down.