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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sarah's Key (5/5)


Sarah's Key (5/5)

This book tells a powerful story of what happened to Jewish people during World War 2. Specifically it focuses on Sarah, a young girl who is taken to Auschwitz by the French police. Sarah locked her younger brother in a secret cupboard so the police wouldn't take him as well. She fully expected to be able to be back in time to let him out. This beginning spirals a tale of suffering. Suffering which goes beyond one family, beyond one country and beyond one generation. This book is extremely powerful. The writing is excellent. Both adults and young adults (HS age) would love this book.

5 comments:

  1. We read this earlier this year in our book club. We loved it. I struggled witht he end, thought it all came together too quickly and left me hanging with a what happened?

    Oddly the author befriended me on Facebook so I asked her about the ending... she said that she believes they got together.... enough said. :)

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  2. I agree about the ending--it was quickly wrapped up--but I like how the author has it in her head :-)

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  3. I keep hearing more and more good things about this book! I think it's time I picked up a copy for myself. Thanks for the review!

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  4. I think you'll like it. It's a powerful read.

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  5. I loved this book! I also learned a little I didn't know about WW2. I agree a bit about the end, but still the book was so emotional. Man, I felt so bad and it made my stomach hurt when i read about Sarah's little brother. I told quite a few people about it when I was done.

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