Salt to the sea is a riveting story about the journey of four teenagers to the Baltic Sea at the end of World War II in 1945. They are fleeing their war torn countries in the hopes of safety and freedom on board the Wilhelm Gustloff ship. Written in the point of view of the four teenagers, the reader is submerged into the struggles and secrets of all the characters. I loved this book because of the rich character development and the uniqueness of the subject matter. Little is written about this aspect of World War II and this tragic event.