Sarah's Key Background

Sarah's Key Background

Sarah’s Key is a young adult historical fiction novel about the holocaust written by Tatiana de Rosnay. Its original language is French, and it was released under the title “Elle s’appelait Sarah” which can be directly translated to “She was called Sarah”, and was published in September 2006 by France Loisirs. It has an average rating of 4.15 on Goodreads.

The story centers around a girl during World War II, as she locks her little brother in the closet in order to escape being caught by the police. It has a parallel story as well, placed in 2002, where Julia Jarmond slowly uncovers the life of Sarah as she researches the apartment she wants to move to, which happens to be Sarah’s old apartment, as well as writing an article for the 60th anniversary of Vel d’Hiv Roundup.

The book was won the Garbielle d’Estrées 2017 award, the Livre du Poche- Reader’s choice 2008, Prix de lecteurs de Corse 2008, the Chronos Price for Literature 2008 and the La Mennais 2009. It was also adapted into a movie in 2010, which was a success, receiving many positive reviews.

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