Author: Ruta Sepetys
I’m not a huge history buff. I’ve read my share of books based on true and fictional accounts of the human impact of WWII.
There are some great ones, stories that must be told and thus books that must be read. But they can be hard reads, with characters that are hard to bear witness to.
Salt to the Sea was an easier read for me. Told through four unique characters, this story did not dwell on the atrocities but yet didn’t gloss over them either.
I believe Ruta Sepetys writes for a younger audience, and thus she was able to allow the reader to experience the tragedies of ethnic war without making you bleed too deeply.
Either way, prepare to fall in love with the Shoe Poet.