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Sarah's Key

by Tatiana de Rosnay

Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a ten year old girl is arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel'd'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupbaord in the family's apartment thinking she will be back in a few hours.

I couldn't put this book down! It was challenging in the sense of the subject matter but it was easy to read (with out being twee) and it kept me on the edge of my seat. There were a few unexpected twists and I couldn't guess the end at all. I read it in one sitting and recommended it to others who did exactly the same.

Suggested by Christina, Essex

Tagged with: absorbing events heartbreaking historical linked story



I also enjoyed this book very much. As well as being an absorbing story, it also gave the reader a little potted history. I knew nothing of the "round up" that took place in 1942, but after reading the book I did a little research myself on the events of the time. Reading this type of story is a good way to whet your appetite to learn more history. I have also read The Return by Victoria Hislop, and found that it also inspired me to brush up my knowledge about the events of the time.

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