On the eighth day of YA Book Recommendations, I’m sharing a historical fiction novel about an often unheard WWII story!
Salt to the Sea is based on the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, the greatest and most unknown maritime tragedy. This story follows how four teens—Joana, Florian, Emilia, and Alfred—come to board the ship and what happens after they do. Each chapter consists of a few pages and switches off between the four main characters. The beginning of the novel is slow, but the ending more than makes up for it. If you’re a fan of historical fiction and want to learn more about a forgotten tragedy, Salt to the Sea is for you.
Follow along during the 12 Days of YA Book Recommendations!
Day 1 – High Fantasy Day 2 – Paranormal
Day 3 – Dystopian Day 4 – Thrillers
Day 5 – Contemporary Day 6 – Rom-Coms
Day 7 – Sci-Fi Day 8 – Historical Fiction
Day 9 – Retellings Day 10 – Book Adaptations
Day 11 – 2017 Debuts Day 12 – Holiday ……
…..Check out last year’s historical recommendations!
Taiwosays:December 24, 2017 at 3:23 AM
I’ve been reading all your book recommendations on my email but then I felt bad and decided to actually visit the your blog! Very lovely idea! I haven’t read this book yet but everyone has good things to say about it!
Jordansays:December 29, 2017 at 11:37 AM
Thanks for stopping by, Taiwo! I’m really glad you’ve been reading and enjoying my recommendations! 😀