Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 123. Florian Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Joana is furious. She slaps Florian. She’s angry that he forged a letter, and that he claimed Erich Koch appointed her. She’s also angry that he’s putting her in danger. She remembers Ingrid and Eva saying he was a thief and a spy. She regrets ever trusting him. Florian wonders if she will turn him in.  
Joana feels betrayed by Florian. She has opened herself to him emotionally, and she worries that he has only been kind to her in order to advance his own personal mission.
Themes
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