This month we read Sarah's Key for the Traveling PhoBookClub and the February book will be The Book Thief. This is another World War II book and it takes place in Germany. I've heard a lot of really great things about it so I'm pretty excited for it!
Sarah's Key took place primarily in Paris, France.
This book was really emotional and heartbreaking, but it was so well-written that I still found myself excited to pick it back up again. It focused on Sarah and her Jewish family, who were rounded up in the Vel' d'Hiv' during World War II. I had never even heard of the the Vel' d'Hiv' so I looked it up while reading the book and was even more struck by how well the author painted such a vivid and upsetting picture.
This book certainly isn't light reading by any means, but it is a well-written, quick read that will definitely tear at your heart. I very much recommend it if you're able to take it!
And now, for the discussion! I'll ask a few questions below, and those of you who have read the book can answer any of them you'd like. Feel free to add your own questions as well!