Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Sarah's Key is a book I haven't been able to stop thinking about since the moment I picked it up. Since I was a kid and first learned about the World War 2 and the Holocaust I was fascinated and saddened. Mostly saddened. How could something so horrible happen? It's hard to turn away and not continue to keep learning about what happened, but it is still hard. Sarah's Key is extremely sad, but I learned even more while reading this book.
I had no idea about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris. It actually hadn't occurred to me what had happened to the Jewish people in France. Or, actually it hadn't occurred to me that it wasn't the Nazi's that was in charge. It's frightening and so sad that it was the French. It further reinforces the insane and disgusting power the German had over so many nations.
As I write this I am embarrassed at how little I know about European history. I know the basics. That is about it.
Anyway, back to the book. It was amazing. Such a great story. I do not read much historical fiction, but I might have to start. I love that I learned so much during my favorite past time.
If you have not read this book you totally should. Especially before the movie comes out. Hopefully the movie does not ruin the book, but we all know how likely that is.
Do you read historical fiction? Do you have any suggestions of historical fiction for me to read?
Posted by Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields at Wednesday, July 13, 2011