Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Most Amazingly Gripping Read..

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
5 stars
disturbing scenes (halocaust)

Oh My Gosh. This book was gripping, fascinating, heartbreaking and fabulous. Tatiana de Rosnay beautifully intertwines past and present as Julia Jarmond discovers a secret that will change everything. I was completely drawn in-- but it was a difficult read too. Pregnant women or parents of small children beware. Either of those situations could make parts of this book crushing, absolutely crushing.
It is entirely fictional, though it is based around an actual event of WWII. And yet, knowing that exactly what happens in the book didn't actually happen isn't a comfort. Because the fact is-- even if those exact circumstances didn't occur, many things did that were just as heartrending, if not more so.
All in all, I'd classify this as beautifully painful.... or painfully beautiful.
Or both.

You absolutely should read it.

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