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Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
Author: Tatiana de Rosnay
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard -- their secret hiding place -- and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312370848
ISBN-10: 0312370849
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 320
Edition: First Edition
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 1477 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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spiritedbabe59 avatar reviewed Sarah's Key on + 106 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 34
I loved this book from the first chapter. I got it in the mail, opened it to just get a "feel" for it and I was a goner! Read it in a day. The story is a haunting one about a Jewish family rounded up during the July 16, 1942 raids in Paris and Julia Jarmond, an American living in Paris in present day. It's a piece of the Holocaust I had never heard about, and definitely an event I plan to learn more about. The lingering pain of all the families affected by this tragedy is hear between the covers of Sarah's Key; it's intense and raw. You will remember and never forget.
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Helpful Score: 29
I just finished this book and I must say it's the most riveting book I've read in a long time. I could not stop reading until I found out what happened. I had not heard of the French rounding up the Jews so this was a surprise to me. I had always heard the French were mainly involved in the underground, but it appears it was not so. I may have to read this book again because I cannot get it out of my mind. It haunts me. A really great read. The whole world failed those poor European Jews. I give this book my highest rating mainly because I literally could not quit reading it until the last page. It's been a long time since a book affected me that strongly.
bellasgranny avatar reviewed Sarah's Key on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 18
I'd never heard of the round ups in Paris in July 1942 before reading this book. The novel is a fictionalized account of that event and is told in alternating voices, sixty years apart. I loved this book. It is well written, engrossing and deeply moving. I cried through much of the book. I am putting Ms. de Rosnay on my list of authors to watch for and am looking forward to reading more on this subject.
joan9904 avatar reviewed Sarah's Key on
Helpful Score: 9
It took me a while to get into this book. I wasn't really sure what it was about and only managed to read about 40 pages in a week. I picked it up again today and could not put it down. This was an amazing and educational book. I highly recommend it to everyone and if you don't get into it right away, just keep reading because you will!
arichlen avatar reviewed Sarah's Key on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This book sat on my nightstand for months. When I finally began reading it, I couldn't put it down. I was sobbing within the first 10 pages. I love a great book that can evoke so much emotion in its readers. This is definitely a novel that will be with me for a long, long time.
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Excellent but sad book.
very well written and moving.
reviewed Sarah's Key on + 2 more book reviews
Saw the movie and was very moved. I enjoyed the book as well.
dillepickle avatar reviewed Sarah's Key on + 12 more book reviews
Loved, LOVED, this book. A great read!

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