Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
I’ve been hearing for months from my mom how amazing this book was, so I finally decided to read it. I knew that it was going to be a tearjerker, and I was right. This is definitely one of the saddest books I’ve ever read, but so amazing.
You are drawn in immediately with the story of 10 year old Sarah and her family who are brutally rounded up by the French police during WWII to be sent to German death camps. In an effort to save her little brother, Sarah does something tragic and horrifying.
A French journalist, Julia Jarmond, is assigned by the publication she works for to cover the Vel’ d’Hiv roundup and massacre of the Jewish people. As Julia completes her assignment, she uncovers Sarah and her mystery — and her life and Sarah’s life begin to intertwine incredibly. The two stories are written so descriptively, you feel like you are there. Definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read.
If you enjoy books about the Holocaust, this is a an excellent novel – and one that will stay with you for days, weeks, and months after reading it.