The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante is a story about a girl named Julia and her sister Sophie. After Julia becomes valedictorian at her school, her sister comes to visit. Sophie gets in a big fight with her parents over a big secret that they will not tell Julia. Sophie had given Julia a car for a present. When Julia goes to a party, Sophie leaves. Her parents tell Julia about their sister Maggie who supposedly died of asthma. Later on, Julia leaves to go live with her sister who is short-tempered. They are talking when Julia tells Sophie what their parents had said to her. Sophie looks frightened and tells her that that was not what really happened. The sisters become closer as Julia comes closer to finding out the truth.
I liked the book because it made me feel like Julia, wanting to know the secret that her family had kept from her for seventeen years. Until she was seventeen, she did not even know she had a sister let alone know how she had died. Julia was anxious to know what had happened just like me. I could not put the book down! I would recommend this book to any teen that likes adventure, a secret, and a little bit of romance.
Reviewer Age:13 Reviewer City, State and Country: Uxbridge, Massachusetts USA