Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 63. Florian Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Florian worries that his time is running out. Although he’s managed to trick a few guards so far, he knows Gotenhafen will have higher security and more experienced soldiers. A soldier approaches and tells Florian his boat is ready. Florian is prepared to take Emilia with him, but anticipates losing her in the port city, which is a relief. However, as he turns to leave, he sees Joana, Klaus, Eva, and the Poet. Joana looks at him as if saying, “you owe us,” give us a ride. 
Although Florian knows it would be easier for him to travel to Gotenhafen alone, when Joana and her friends approach him he is unable to leave them behind. Although he could argue that he doesn’t owe Joana anything for preventing her from saving Ingrid, he has become attached enough to the group that he allows them to tag along.
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