Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Where I got it: Bought it a while ago
A young girl.
A fateful key.
A woman searching for the truth…
Experience the novel that has touched millions.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.
It obviously took me forever to read this book, even though it was immensely popular… This totally fell into the “lost behind other books” category on my shelves.
Sarah was a child during the Jewish roundup in Paris in 1942. Julia is a reporter living in Paris who discovers a startling connection between her family and Sarah’s, and becomes determined to find the truth about the girl.
While I enjoyed the story of Sarah’s Key, there was something lacking in this book for me. I can’t quite say that I understand why it was quite so popular – it was good, it was interesting, but it didn’t completely WOW me. I was looking for more of a resolution, or an actual conflict, or just something more. Not to mention that there were several aspects of the story that simply infuriated me, and not in a good, I’m passionate about this book, sort of way.
This is definitely a decent read, but if you haven’t already gotten around to it, I wouldn’t rush.