I love to read. I read all kinds of things, but when things are challenging in my life I like to read easy, light, happy. But I stumbled on this book...and I really think you all should stumble on it too. I learned about a dark event in history that I had no idea existed...
Paris....1942....French officials rounded up over 10,000 Jews and placed them in a place called Vel' d'Hiv and eventually sending over 8,000 of these people, THEIR people, to German concentration camps, where most were killed. These were not German soldiers rounding up Jewish families, they were French. I had no idea. What a very sad story it is.
The story moves seamlessly between telling a story of journalist Julia on assignment to write about the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup to 10 year old Sarah...who was woken up by French police along with her family and rudely rounded up with their Jewish neighbors.
I cried, and I could not put this book down. And then I went to the internet to learn more.
That to me is a successful book. The only part that I didn't like was....when it ended.
What are you reading?
From...A Mom of Boys!!!!