Happy Monday everyone and welcome to the first month of Ready, Set....READ! Kadie from Seven Alive and I are so excited to be launching this new monthly link party.
This month, I read "Sarah's Key" by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Sarah's Key is a historical novel that tells the story of the 1942 roundups and deportations, in which thousands of Jewish families were arrested by the French police, held at the Velodrome d'Hiver and then transported to Auschwitz.
The novel is told from two perspectives - 60 years apart. The first is that of ten year old Sarah, whose family is brutally rounded up during 1942. In order to save her brother, Sarah locks him into a cupboard of her families apartment thinking that she will be back within a few hours to let him out.
The second story is that of Julia, an American journalist who currently lives in Paris and is asked to write a story about this terrible day in France. Through her investigating she stumbles upon her personal connection to the Roundup. The more research she does, the more she starts to question her place in France.
I LOVED this book. It is incredibly well-written and the story will stay with you long after you finish it. I could hardly put it down and honestly finished it within a day. It will make you sad, it will make you cry - but most importantly....it will make you remember. This should be a must read on everyone's list.
So how did you like your book this month...link it up! Have you read Sarah's Key and want to share your review...link it up! Did you read a book and then do a craft about it...link it up!
Only a few housekeeping rules before we get started:
1. PLEASE....No spoilers!!!
2. Keep it family friendly
3. Link back to our party in your post
4. Following us would be nice (but not mandatory!)
And as if reading a good book isn't reward enough....when you link up, you are automatically eligible to win this awesome prize package that Kadie and I created!! A beautiful handstamped necklace that the lovely and talented Kadie made and a super cute glass case made by yours truly:) WHOO HOO!!
So, let's get this party started.....can't wait to see what you have been reading this month:)