Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy - love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.
- Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray
Mother was anchor. Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats seemed to float farther and farther from land.
- Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea