Monday, July 17, 2017
SALT TO THE SEA WINS THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR BEST CHILDREN'S WRITING!
Read the announcement here: http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/announcements/ruta-septys-salt-to-the-sea-wins-cilip-carnegie-medal-for-best-childrens-writing/
I absolutely love Sepetys's books, and SALT TO THE SEA is honestly one of the best YA books all around. It is a fictionalized account of the tragic sinking of the German ocean liner Wilhelm Gustloff in 1945 where thousands of men, women, and children lost their lives. Sepetys's research for this and her other books is astounding, and the stories stick with you long after you've read the last pages.
Congratulations to Ruta!
Read my review of SALT TO THE SEA here: http://laurisareyes.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-review-salt-to-sea-by-ruta-sepetys.html