Salt to the Sea

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 12+

An engaging, dramatic, unforgettable story!

Sepetys skillfully creates unforgettable characters. I loved it! *Spoiler*Readers find out that a female character was assaulted which resulted in a pregnancy. Therefore, it may not be suitable for less mature readers.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

Interesting story about the end of WWII

My 12-year-old really enjoyed this story. The different story lines of people fleeing the end of WWII and how they all connect is very interesting. SPOILER ALERT: There is definitely violence and a sexual assault is alluded too, but the details are not too graphic.

This title has:

Educational value

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