Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

by

Ruta Sepetys

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Salt to the Sea: 89. Joana Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Joana worries Dr. Richter will be angry with her, because she abandoned her post to look for the Poet and the rest of her friends. Emilia, the Poet, and Klaus have all received boarding passes. Emilia is waiting for Joana in the movie theatre. As they talk, Alfred finds them, and announces that Florian “needs” Joana. Confused, she goes to find him.  
Although guilty about leaving her post, Joana decides to prioritize her friends over her work. When she finds out Florian “needs” her, not understanding that he is not actually in trouble, she runs to him because she has grown to care about him and think of him as an important person in her life. 
Themes
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