Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key

I just finished reading Sarah’s Key and it was such an amazing book. The book is about a girl in 1942 and a woman in the present day and how their lives come together. The book toggles between 1942 and the present, which is something I liked very much because I could only read about the holocaust for so many pages before it was just too much to bear. Going to the present every so many pages made it easier to read on an emotional level. I have always been highly affected by emotional books, especially those having to do with children. I couldn’t get through The Lovely Bones because I just couldn’t deal with what happened to the main character. So I was a bit afraid that I may not be able to read this, knowing that the premise was the holocaust and knowing that it was about a girl named Sarah. Thankfully I decided to give it a try otherwise I would have missed out on a great story.

I fell in love with the characters and the easy-going writing style of the author.  One page just flowed into the next and it was quite beautifully written.  I don’t want to give any spoilers because I think it’s important to read it knowing very little and it would take away a bit of the mystery.  I will say that when I got to the end of book I was sad that it was done.  I didn’t want it to end.

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