Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

fiction historical young adult emotional sad fast-paced

391 pages | first published 2016

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World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises sa...
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Moods

emotional 86%
sad 81%
dark 53%
tense 43%
informative 32%
adventurous 29%
challenging 26%
reflective 25%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 15%
mysterious 6%

Pace

fast 54%
medium 40%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 28% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 2%

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