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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Feb 09, 08

Read in February, 2008

I struggled whether to give this a two-star rating rather than a three. I enjoyed reading it, but I didn't read it very thoroughly. I would find myself really blazing through some sentences so that I could discover where the plot was headed (what happened to the boy locked in the cupboard when the rest of his family was dragged off?). The book needed better characterization---I didn't really CARE about the main character (an American journalist who lives in Paris in the current day). The idea of the story is very interesting and I learned about a part of Parisian history/WWII that I didn't have a clue about. (In 1942, thousands of Jewish people were rounded up in Paris by FRENCH police, kept in deplorable conditions in a biking stadium for days, then shipped off the concentration camps and gassed. Very, very few people in the roundup survived.) But I read the book way too fast to really have made a serious connection with it.
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Laura I think I would copy this entire review into my review of the book ... I had the exact same feeling ... So did my mother ...


Tanya yes, exactly! i skipped over lots of descriptive details, b/c i was like, what happened to michel?! sarah? desperately hoping that something, anything happy would happen . . .


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