Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key is by Tatiana De Rosnay. Sarah was a 10-year-old Jewish girl caught up in the round up of French Jews in 1942. Before she and her family were taken she locked her younger brother in a secret cubicle in their apartment thinking she would be able to come back and let him out. Julia is an American-born journalist married to a Frenchman. Her editor assigns her to write about the Jewish round up as the 60th anniversary approaches. As she writes the story and deals with the personal conflict in her marriage, Julia discovers the secret her husband's family has kept since WWII.

Ratings: 11th grade - 7 out of 10 - P (profanity) - V (violence) - AC (mature thematic content).

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