Sarah's Key (Paperback)
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Short Description for Sarah's Key 'I'll come back for you later. I promise.'
- Published: 07 February 2008
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780719524523 ISBN 10: 0719524520
- Sales rank: 228
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Reviews for Sarah's Key
I absolutely loved this book. I was looking for some new books, and came across this as I scrolled through the bestsellers list. I could not put it down once i started reading it. It had me from the beginning, right through to the very end. Very sad, but wonderfully written. by Kirby Bissett
such a touching book...
sarah's key, shows the strength of a promise and the endurance of brotherly love. by Paraskevi Papadakiunder review
Sarah's key review
Great book. I couldn't put it down.
What a sad story, makes us realise how lucky we are. by Ludaunder review
- Top review
I'll come back for you...
Such a sad story but a great one. Tells the story of what happened to the Jews during WW II in France...particularly to a little girl called Sarah. Her key burned a hole in my mind long after I put the book down. It is a much better read than the movie! by Maggie Swithenbankunder review
This was one of those books I had difficulty putting down. As I read one chapter set in the past, I wanted to keep reading to know about that side of the story, but then I would get engrossed in the current day part of the story line. A movie has been made of this which I would really like to check out now. 5/5 by Wendy SEKULOFFunder review
Memorable story, not a memorable book
The premise of this book is certainly interesting - journalist finds out about an oft-forgotten and shameful fact of France's history and goes on a hunt that becomes intensely personal and leads her down roads she never imagined walking.
The main problem for me was the characterisation of Sarah. A ten year old girl, no matter how much she has been through, does not have the voice of an adult in her head. Especially not one who has the advantage of perspective. She felt, at times, like she was merely a tool for the author to describe her thoughts on what the French police had done and how terrible it all was.
Add to that a distracting and unbelievable relationship between Julia (journalist) and her over-stereotyped philandering French husband and a rather over-stretched ending and this book really didn't leave me with much of a good impression.
That said, I did have plenty to talk about with this book at our book club discussion. It taught me something I didn't already know (about the Roundup) and it was an easy read even if it did frustrate me at times. by Kathryn Liu