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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
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Salt to the Sea
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Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
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The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
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16,261 votes
A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
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This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
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P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
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3,885 votes
The Way I Used to Be by Amber   Smith
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3,872 votes
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
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3,628 votes
Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
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3,519 votes
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
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3,470 votes
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
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When We Collided by Emery Lord
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1,747 votes
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
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1,426 votes
First Kiss by C.L. Stone
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715 votes
Inferno by Catherine Doyle
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