I was moved by this book so much and the story of Sarah. It is one of those books that will stay with me a long time. It sticks with me like the Diary of Anne Frank did. I would give it 5 stars. It is at times heartbreaking and hard to read but touches on a subject matter that no one should ever forget.
I chose this book because I am very interested in the WWII era and how the men and women who lived then survived and thrived during this difficult period of our countries history.I had read many good things about this book and I picked up without a second thought when I saw it at the library.
Here is a description of the book SARAH'S KEY:
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.Paris, May 2002: On Vel’ d’Hiv’s 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life. Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.