Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sarah's Key Book Review

Sarah is a 10 year old jewish girl, Who is ripped away from her home along with her parents during the July, 1942 Vel D'Hiv round up. In Order to save her young brother, She puts him in their secret hiding spot, a cupboard in their room. Promising to return to get him. Julia Jarmond is a 45 year old american who lives in paris with her french husband Betrand and their daughter Zoe. Life for Julia was simple and routine. But when she is given an assigment from the magazine she works for to write about the 60th Anniversary of the Vel D'Hiv roundup. Julia finds herself infatuated with that dark day on July 16, 1942. And finds herself yearning to know more about Sarah. Only Julia soon finds out that a connection stronger than anything she expected links her to the young girl she is fighting to know. Sarah's Key was a truly captivating book. The Book is based on 2 point of views, Someone who endered it, and someone who later on discovered it. It goes back and forth from Past to Present. I found it extremely hard to put down, The things that Sarah and her family and many other Jewish families had to endure had me in tears. The book was very descriptive, Making it easy to imagine yourself there, With Sarah. This book was amazing, and I will recommend it to all my friends. I think it is a book that everyone should read atleast once. It is a rare jem.
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  1. I've been wondering about this book! I see it everywhere! A group on Goodreads had it as a group read but I didn't get a chance to participate. I'll have to pick it up!

    --Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish


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