Monday, March 05, 2012

Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Title: Sarah's Key
Author: Tatiana De Rosnay
Genre: Fiction
ISBN-10: 0312370849
ISBN-13: 978-0312370848
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
Rating: ★★★★★
started: Aug. 30th, 2011
finished: Sept. 5th, 2011

A very sad story of during one of our disturbing history...
I've always been drawn to the literature written about the Holocaust and this book is definitely one of those books that I would have regretted if I hadn't read it. I thought I knew pretty much of what had happened back then but I guess I am still clueless since the story of Sarah's Key is completely new to me. It was a great book because it taught me something that I was totally oblivious to and because, although the story itself may be fiction, it had a great storyline. I loved how the author went back and forth in time to tell the story of the past and the present. Though I wished that the narrative could have been more affective if she had wrote it in first person instead of third for Sarah's part of the story, but that's just my opinion. The book totally transformed me to that time and situation while I was reading it, absolutely absorbing and therefore hard to put down. It was disturbing and unsettling to find out about the ugly history however, we should "remember (and) never forget" the hideous part of our history so that we never make that kind of mistake again.

Sarah's Key is based on a 10 year old girl named Sarah, who lives in Paris during the time of WWII.