by Tatiana de Rosnay
I only read this during school and finished all 293 pages of it within two school days. That is saying alot about how much free time I have. It also gives insight into how engrossing this novel was for me. I was saddened, angered, hopeful, shamed, relieved and above all else, I was educated. This novel that was based on history. Back in 1942, the French police gathered Jewish families and placed them inside a colosseum of sorts. Th conditions were horrible and many grew ill, some died and those who lived were taken to Poland for the gas chambers. This novel, Sarah's Key, was written in a contemporary way that introduces the past and covers the present day's knowledge- or lack of- what happened during the Holocaust in France.