Thursday, November 12, 2009

Opening Sentence of the Day: Sarah's Key

"The girl was the first to hear the loud pounding on the door." -- Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay I'm flying through this book because I am sick to find out what happens. Of course the pounding on the door is the police, rounding up Paris Jews during the Holocaust and, as I read on the back cover, the girl locks her little brother in a cupboard to save him. There is a modern day part of the story about the family who lives in the apartment now. I am horrified that they are going to find a toddler skeleton in the cupboard, so am reading as fast as my eyeballs can take it in so I can know one way or the other and stop fretting.

4 comments :

Kristen M. said...

I can't wait for the final review of this one because it came up in my Amazon recommendations but I know next-to-nothing about it.

Alayne said...

Nice sentence!

Sun Singer said...

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of this book when you get to the last sentence. Meanwhile, the first one is frightenly apt.

Malcolm

An Anonymous Child said...

I wasn't really interested in reading "Sarah's Key", but now I'm a little nervous about what might happen too. And this without reading the book... Hm.

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