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Sarah's Key

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Sarah's Key will move you to tears...

It has been a long time since I read a book that truly made me weep. It is amazing to read about the 1942 Jewish roundups in France, known as the Vel d'Hiv. It is a part of history that has been buried. De Rosnay weaves a quite personal and believable fictional story ab...
It has been a long time since I read a book that truly made me weep. It is amazing to read about the 1942 Jewish roundups in France, known as the Vel d'Hiv. It is a part of history that has been buried. De Rosnay weaves a quite personal and believable fictional story about the character Sarah and her family with facts about the Vel d'Hiv atrocity. It is a very moving novel about something we should never accept nor forget. This is a book you cannot put down once you get started. Highly recommended!

posted by SandWitch on April 16, 2010

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Could Have Done Without Julia's Story

At first, I found myself having difficulty putting this book down. The chapters were short, Julia’s mission clear, and Sarah’s storyline was gripping, fast-paced, and terribly tragic. However, after Sarah’s voice ends, so does the interest for me. Upon first reading, I ...
At first, I found myself having difficulty putting this book down. The chapters were short, Julia’s mission clear, and Sarah’s storyline was gripping, fast-paced, and terribly tragic. However, after Sarah’s voice ends, so does the interest for me. Upon first reading, I thought that this book would be more about Sarah and her journey through the holocaust, focusing on her emotions, development, and grief. Rather, it was more about the life of Julia, the journalist, which I didn’t particularly care about. I was less interested in reading about Julia’s failed marriage and mid-life baby crisis.

I felt more satisfaction in reading about Sarah’s life and the Vel d’Hiv round-up (of which I was previously, sadly unaware), and would have liked more on the aftermath of the war and its impact on Sarah and her family. I am glad to have read the book because of the historical significance of Vel d’Hiv. However, Julia’s story took up too much of the end, felt contrived, and was too predictable.

posted by MLou72 on February 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    To old for a forth grader

    Is this book to old for a forth grader

    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2011

    Drags on adding things to the plot that don't need to be there

    I lost total respect for the main character in the middle of the book.

    4 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Disappointing

    I really wanted to like this book, but I found the characters to be shallow, situations resolved too easily, and I just didn't care.... I finished the book just to see if it might pick up, but it was just thoroughly disappointing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    It sucked

    Bad book do not read

    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    It was terrible

    It is unimaginable that a woman from Brookline, MA would not have heard of the atrocities of Vichy. The premise was so distractingly ill researched that the mediocre writing could do nothing to make it better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Not good

    Why does she even have a key? Its not like she needs it to open a pie that is filled with cement. She will die because her name is wierd. I will arrest her.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Omg why cant i see wat i post

    Aaaaaaaagh so mean

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Anonymous

    Well, from what some people are saying, this is a dull, boring book that has filthy language and a very predictable ending. Ive never read it before, but Ive seen the movie and I thought it was really dumb that the last half focused almost completely on Julia. From what most people have said, though, it sounds like the book is way better than the movie. Read it if you like bland books butbif not, stay away! Sorry, that was just my way of summing up allofthe reviews that Ive read about this book, and believe me, there were a lot of them. Sorry if i hurt anyones feelings!

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Yay me

    Sounds like a good book. Hmmmmm

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    stupid

    not worth reading, confusing when you start then its predictable when you figure out what is going on.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

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    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 26, 2011

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2011

    Highly recommend

    A different look at the Holocaust. Sarah's Key will touch your heart and then break it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Very Highly Recommended

    A beautiful, touching, extremely well-written story that must be read.

    I gave a 1 star rating because I object to publishers' high prices of ebooks.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Schmaltz

    Soppy and sloppy brainless chick lit

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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