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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Apr 03, 2012

it was ok
Read from January 13 to 17, 2013

Not sure how I want to rate this....2.5 stars might be more accurate. I think part of the problem was that I read, "Those Who Save Us," before this book. That book was phenomenal. This book felt like a failed attempt at recreating "Those Who Save Us."

The story alternates between that of Sarah, a French, Jewish girl in WWII, and Julia, a modern day journalist living in Parish. I enjoyed Sarah's story and was disappointed when it abruptly stopped. Julia's story was much more difficult to become emotionally involved with and felt contrived.

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For plot, I give the book 2 stars. But for it's history, I must give it 3. Even if the storyline failed to impress me, I'd doubt I'd have otherwise learned about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup. That aspect of the book was fascinating.

Not a terrible book, I suppose, but a bit of a disappointment.

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