Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 171. Joana Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Joana is thrilled that Florian has been rescued. Even as other people run across the deck looking for their loved ones Joana, Florian, Halinka and Klaus have each other. 
Florian, Joana, Halinka, and Klaus have created a new family out of tragedy.
Themes
Family and Community vs. Selfishness  Theme Icon
Florian tells Joana he could hear her from beneath the water, but she is confused. She didn’t instruct him to kick. 
Florian assumes the voice is Joana, but instead it seems to be the spirit or memory of an important woman in his life, perhaps his mother. 
Themes
Storytelling and Fantasy  Theme Icon
Memory and Survival  Theme Icon