I really loved The Sweetness of Salt. It has just the right mix of sadness and joy, so that though it is a sad book, the end result makes you feel uplifted. I would recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction. It is about a girl named Julia, just graduated from high school, who has her whole life mapped out. But suddenly everything is thrown of coarse when her older sister, Sophie, who she hardly ever sees comes for a visit. Suddenly family secrets are thrown into the open and Julia flees to Vermont with Sophie to help her fulfill her dream of opening a bakery. But well she is there Julia comes to realize somethings about herself, and that life, and the decisions it forces you to make, are not always as black and white as they look from the outside.