PARIS, JULY 1942. Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard- their secret hiding place- and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
SIXTY YEARS LATER, Sarah's story interwines with that of a Julia Jarmond, a journalist investigating the round-up.
I loved the way that Julia Jarmond's investigations revealed more about Sarah's story as they read parallel to each other. The story was gripping, revealing and sometimes horrifying. I never knew anything about the Paris round-ups until I read this book, which really made me feel that it was important to know. One to read if you like books about hard life situations.
Action Reader's Action: Are there any events that you feel not enough is known about? Investigate them (if you don't know already) and that make a blog/facebook post or leave a comment here about them. Make sure the world does not forget!
Question: Do you think people know enough about what happened during WW2?