I borrowed Sarah’s Key from a co-worker who insisted I read it, even though it’s not “my kind of book.” Man am I glad she did; if it weren’t for responsibilities (aka adulting) I would have finished it in a night.
I don’t tend to like books about Nazi Europe – I don’t know why exactly, it’s just not a time period I enjoy reading. But this book is haunting and grips you. I found myself hoping for things that I knew were impossible and anxiously trying to pull together the threads between the modern day part of the story and the historical part.
It’s told in a fascinating back and forth fashion – first we’re in Paris during WWII, then we’re in a modern Paris (I forget, maybe early 2000s), then we’re back to WWII, back to modern, etc. And you immediately get the sense that there is SOME connection between the two stories, and trying to find that connection is what let’s you dare to hope and get anxious and just… Wow! A must read!
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