Review: SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana de Rosnay

Another book I selected for the WWII reading challenge was Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  Here’s an excerpt from the review I posted on Diary of an Eccentric (click the link to read the full review):

Overall, Sarah’s Key was an engaging, emotional read, and it brings to light a little known historical event.  Sarah’s story is among the saddest I’ve ever read, and while mostly devoid of hope, it seems authentic, which is important when dealing with subjects like the Holocaust.

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Reviews: SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay

sarah's keySarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay is another popular book among our WWII reading challenge participants.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read the full reviews.

Mari from MariReads says:

Such a sad tale and under such terrible circumstances. This book had me crying and wanting to find more books on what happened in France during the Occupation.

Corinne from The Book Nest says:

Let me start off by saying I could not put this book down. I must also say, that this book ripped my heart into tiny pieces and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same. Really. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom or maybe I’m just an incredibly sensitive person. But I now have images in my brain that will never leave.

Kim from Page After Page says:

It was startling, staggeringly heartbreaking, and beautifully written. The destruction of innocence, of love, of trust brought me to tears.

Jo-Jo from Jo-Jo loves to read!!! says:

I think that Tatiana de Rosnay did a great job of providing historical information about a very important piece of history.

Tiina from A Book Blog of One’s Own says:

Melanie commented on my Library Loot post that she liked the history parts of the book better than the contemporary ones. In my case it was actually the opposite. Maybe it was because I have read quite a lot about WW II and it was largely rather obvious what would happen to Sarah.

Sumthinblue from Bookmarked! says:

As a novel, I found Sarah’s Key average. I liked Sarah’s story but couldn’t really bring myself to care about Julia, maybe because for the longest time she was content to serve as a doormat for her obnoxious husband, and I found myself wanting to skip to the chapters with Sarah’s story, which was many times more compelling.

But I never realized I’d learn so much from this book, particularly on the Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup, which was obscured in history until recently.

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Review: SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay

sarahs-key1Dar from Peeking Between the Pages has posted a review of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.  Here’s an excerpt:

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay is another one of my favorite reads of this year. It is a powerful story that led my emotions on a roller coaster ride. The author completely draws you into this story; so much so that you can feel the story come alive in your mind—you can feel the pain and horrors that the Jewish people went through and you weep tears for them.

Read the entire review here.

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Review: SARAH’S KEY by Tatiana De Rosnay

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MissDaisyAnne from MissDaisyAnne’s Garden recently posted a review of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.  Here is a snippet:

This is a book that the reader must have at least 1 box of Kleenex, I am not an emotional kind of gal, but this book is a riveting poignant story.

You can read the entire review here.

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