Hey ya'll and happy Friday! Today, like every Friday, I'm linking up with Heather & Katie for Book Club Friday!
Today I'm sharing "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana DeRosnay
Description via Goodreads:
"Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours.
Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life."
Sarah's Key was an extremely sad book, but also very moving at the same time. I have a love of history and a slight fascination with the Holocaust and this book was both of these rolled into one. I just don't understand how a nation subjected Jewish people to this amount of prejudice and cruelty. It's awful. But besides all that, I loved the book despite how sad it was. If you like historical fiction then I suggest you give this book a try!