I read Sarah’s Key earlier this year, and I was deeply moved as well as troubled by it. It is not a happy story, but one that needed to be told. The author takes the story of the Vichy government’s treatment of the Jews and makes it very personal through a little girl named Sarah and her family. It will make you sick, and it will make you cry. But, it will also teach you about a relatively unknown event in French history: the Vél’ d’Hiv’ roundups. The shocking aspect of this story is that the Jews are not rounded up by the Nazi’s but by the French police. This book received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and it was well deserved. But it is not light read, and it will break your heart. Nevertheless, I highly recommend it. I hope to go see the movie when it is released.