Sarah's Key

by Tatiana de Rosnay | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0719524520 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBoekentrolwing of Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on 9/19/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBoekentrolwing from Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, September 19, 2010
Synopsis:
"Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can. Paris, May 2002: Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv'--the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps. Sarah's Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France's past."

Journal Entry 2 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, September 19, 2010
I wanted to make the English version of this book available. The Dutch one I haven't read yet, but see there for a review later.

Journal Entry 3 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, January 03, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (1/4/2011 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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The English version of a book that is high on my to-read list. I've heard a lot of good things about it and I wanted to send this one to a person who's wishing for it. I hope she'll enjoy it!
Happy Reading!!

Journal Entry 4 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Monday, January 10, 2011
Got this in the mail today, as a very pleasant surprise! :D Have a bunch of books to read, though, so it might take a while before I get around to it. ;)

Journal Entry 5 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Saturday, April 16, 2011


BOOK RAY



* Remember to make a journal entry when you receive the book
* Read the book within 4-5 weeks. If you can't make it, make a journal entry here and tell us you're delayed.
* Make a controlled release note when you send off the book to the next participant

Participants:
* Deepswamp (Sweden) (ship EU)
* VictoriaWagtail (Sweden) (ship EU)
* Emilena74 (Norway) (ship EU)
* Panzeranzi (Sweden) (ship Sweden)
* sarabe1 (Sweden) (ship EU)
* bookmaniac70 (Bulgaria) (ship EU)
* Cyr11 (France) (ship EU)
* marijketje (Netherlands) (ship EU)
* abigailann (UK) (ship EU)
* footymadgill (UK) (ship intl)
* rodespringbal (Belgium) (ship EU) 1 year of travel
* storm0103 (Switzerland) (ship EU)
* Kiki66 (Germany) (ship EU)
* vassilka (Greece) (ship intl)
* Shwooz (USA) (ship ??+)
* earthcaroleanne (UK)
* momo593 (UK) (ship EU)
* QueenSissi (Portugal)
* Fifna (Netherlands) (ship EU) 2 years of travel
* foxy737 (UK) (ship EU)
* Shahrun (UK) (Ship EU)
* Icila (France) (Ship intl)
* Miss_Sunshine (Egypt, but book to be sent to friends in the UK) (ship intl)
* Billbooks (Australia) (ship intl)
* Dancesports (Australia)
* ravencat (USA) (ship USA and Canada)
* Sonkku (USA) (ship USA) (ship intl)
* Agrace (USA) (ship USA)
* bshort (USA) (ship USA) 3 years of travel
* tchaikovsky (USA) (ship USA) <- the book is here


NB! Remember to make a controlled release note when you send off the book to the next participant!

Journal Entry 6 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Thursday, May 12, 2011
A beautifully written book. Though I thought it could have done well with a bit of editing, and I wasn't too crazy about the ending, I think that all-in-all it was a wonderful read.

Journal Entry 7 by winglunaciawing at Hammerfest, Finnmark fylke Norway on Thursday, May 12, 2011

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This was mailed today, and I hope it will arrive safe and sound in not too long.

Journal Entry 8 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Monday, May 16, 2011
Thanks! The book has arrived safe! Looking forward to read!

Journal Entry 9 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, June 04, 2011
I couldn´t stop reading! A fantastic story!
Thanks!

Journal Entry 10 by wingDeepswampwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, June 04, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/4/2011 UTC) at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden

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Travel to VictoriaWagtail!


Journal Entry 11 by wingVictoriaWagtailwing at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Thursday, June 09, 2011
Thank you Deepswamp for mailing the book to me, I'm really looking forward to reading it! :)

Journal Entry 12 by wingVictoriaWagtailwing at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, August 22, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (8/22/2011 UTC) at Bagarmossen, Stockholm Sweden

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Sorry everyone for stalling this book! I got quite alot of books at the same time and and time became short... I havn't been able to read this book yet but I felt it was time for it to coninue to travell, I'll get more chances to read it :) I hope the next person in line enjoyes the book! It's now travelling to Norway.

Journal Entry 13 by Emilena74 at Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thank you - looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 14 by Emilena74 at Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I enjoyed this book, even if I liked the parts about Sarah better than the parts about Julia. But - a good read! The book will soon travel to Sweden as soon as I get the address...

Journal Entry 15 by Emilena74 at Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/17/2011 UTC) at Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway

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The book is om its way to Sweden.


Journal Entry 16 by wingPanzeranziwing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, September 24, 2011
The book arrived a couple of days ago and I'll start reading as soon as possible. I've been looking forward to reading this book, thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 17 by wingPanzeranziwing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I completely devoured this book, couldn´t stop reading it! I agree with those of you who prefered Sarah´s story to Julia's. I think the novel´s topic is brilliant and I understand why the author has chosen to tell it in the way she has, but I do wish that we could have been told only Sarah´s story. What a fantastic story that would have been. I don't like the ending at all, I foresaw it and was disappointed when I was right.

I'll send the book as soon as possible! =)

Journal Entry 18 by wingPanzeranziwing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/28/2011 UTC) at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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I'm sending the book to sarabe1 today.

Journal Entry 19 by sarabe1 at a fellow bookcrosser, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 02, 2011
Thanks!

Journal Entry 20 by sarabe1 at Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden on Monday, October 24, 2011
Oh no! The story had so much potential, and still I am so disappointed in the end. I agree with previous bookcrossers who have said that it would have been so much better to stick to telling Sarah's story. It was an easy read, though, even if the modern day character, Julia Jarmond, annoyed the h-l out of me, putting up with that lousy husband of hers for so long.... Will sent the book on to Bulgaria as soon as I have bookmaniac70's address.

Journal Entry 21 by sarabe1 at a fellow bookcrosser, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 22 by bookmaniac70 at София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Saturday, October 29, 2011
The book is already here! Thanks for the fast shipping, sarabe1!

Journal Entry 23 by bookmaniac70 at София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Monday, November 07, 2011
Like sarabe1, I would say the story had much potential which (IMO) unfortunately was not fully exploited and developed. I didn`t know about Vel' d'Hiv' event and I read with interest the part where the two stories of Sarah and Julia ran together. However, the last part of the book appeared very rushed and weak. I thought the writer could have done much better with more editing. It simply looked like she lost the thread at some point. Anyway, the topic is an important reminder for present and future generations, so thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 24 by bookmaniac70 at София / Sofia, Sofiya Bulgaria on Monday, November 07, 2011
Like sarabe1, I would say the story had much potential which (IMO) unfortunately was not fully exploited and developed. I didn`t know about Vel' d'Hiv' event and I read with interest the part where the two stories of Sarah and Julia ran together. However, the last part of the book appeared very rushed and weak. I thought the writer could have done much better with more editing. It simply looked like she lost the thread at some point. Anyway, the topic is an important reminder for present and future generations, so thanks for sharing!

PM sent to next reader.

Journal Entry 25 by bookmaniac70 at Estoher, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (11/9/2011 UTC) at Estoher, Languedoc-Roussillon France

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Sent to Cyr11.

Journal Entry 26 by Cyr11 at Estoher, Languedoc-Roussillon France on Sunday, November 27, 2011
Received this week-end. I have another ring to read first... can't wait!! Thanks for sending bookmaniac70 :)

Journal Entry 27 by Cyr11 at Bookring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (2/22/2012 UTC) at Bookring, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France

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« se souvenir, ne jamais oublier »
I will never forget this poignant story of a sister's commitment, beyond the horror, over the years...

Sent to abigailann (sorry for the delay :S) as marijketje wish to be skipped.

Journal Entry 28 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, February 27, 2012

Arrived a few days ago. I'd completly forgotten about this book, so looking forward now to reading it as soon as I can (I have a few books ahead in my TBR)

Journal Entry 29 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 31, 2012

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.

Apologies that its taken me so long to read this, PMing the next person now.

Journal Entry 30 by abigailann at Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ashleigh4985 has asked to be skipped. Contacting footymadgill now.

Journal Entry 31 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thanks for sharing this one. I am on holiday at the end of the week so I will take with me to read but won't be able to send on for a while.

Journal Entry 32 by footymadgill at Croydon, Surrey United Kingdom on Thursday, April 26, 2012
Well I read this a lot quicker than I thought I would. Once I started, I was hooked. I loved the way the two stories were intertwined and they switched from Sarah's story to Julia's story. Sarah's story was stronger than Julia's. It was heartbreaking. It is sad to think that although this is only fiction, these horrors actually happened.

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Sent on to rodespringbal in Belgium. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

Journal Entry 34 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Wednesday, May 02, 2012
In todays mail :) thanks

Journal Entry 35 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Saturday, June 02, 2012
BEAUTIFUL, I'm a bit sad the book is finished :s but I loved it, I really did.

Will pm storm0103

Will be send out next week

Journal Entry 36 by wingrodespringbalwing at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium on Monday, June 11, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (6/11/2012 UTC) at Moerbeke-Waas, Oost-Vlaanderen / Flandre Orientale Belgium

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Off to Storm0103... save trip!

Journal Entry 37 by storm0103 at Aeugst am Albis, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The book is in Switzerland :-D
Thanks Rodespringbal for sending the book along with the nice stamps. My boys are really happy.

Journal Entry 38 by storm0103 at Aeugst am Albis, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, June 21, 2012
I enjoyed this book very much. I especially liked how the two stories are intertwined. Sarah's story is stonger but, up to the middle of the book, I was relieved to be back from time to time in 2002 with Julia's problems. What Sarah had to go through was absolutely horrible and shocking. However, it is important to keep remembering what happened during that time. Never forget - n'ouliez jamais - in order to never, ever repeat those terrible wars.
The last part of the story, taking place in New York City, seems like out of another book, another story... I didn't like the end neither.
Many thanks Boekentrol for sharing this book with us.

Journal Entry 39 by storm0103 at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 22, 2012

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Sent this afternoon to Kiki66

Journal Entry 40 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Thursday, June 28, 2012
The book has arrived in Germany - thanks storm and also for
the lovely postcard!

There's one book before but then I'll start this one.. shouldn't take too long!

Journal Entry 41 by kiki66 at Gauting, Bayern Germany on Friday, July 06, 2012
sorry, but I will send this book on without really finishing it.
I realized that I wasn't looking forward to reading this, Sarah's story is just too sad..

And since there are so many other books waiting here I asked vassilka for her address.

Journal Entry 42 by vassilka at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Friday, July 13, 2012
Received it this morning! Thank you kiki66 for sending it to me:-) Thank you also for the nice card and the bookmark! I'm reading another book at the moment but I'll do my best not to be late with this one.

Journal Entry 43 by vassilka at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Friday, July 20, 2012
I haven't finished the book yet (although I've started reading it) but I emailed to the next person in line for the address. Both cat02886 and biisbsw want to be skipped because they've got the book. I'm waiting for FeistyPom2Love's answer...

Journal Entry 44 by vassilka at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Saturday, July 28, 2012
I enjoyed reading the book, I didn't know anything about the children in Vel d'Hiv and that's what I want to keep from this book. It was completely shocking! Like so many others before me have mentioned, Sarah's story was better. Julia's story was predictable and even tiring in some points.
In between the pms I sent to the next in line participants and while waiting for their answers there was enough time for both my daughters to read this book. I want to write down here that they read it in one day and they both liked it very much.... maybe more than I did!
Thank you Lunacia for giving me the chance to be a part of this ray:-)

Madpocky hasn't answered my pms. Shwooz asked to join the ray so I pmed her and I'm waiting for her reply.

Journal Entry 45 by vassilka at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (7/31/2012 UTC) at Larissa / Λάρισα, Larisa Greece

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Posted to Shwooz. I hope there will be more readers and that the book will not stop its journey.

Journal Entry 46 by Shwooz at Menominee, Michigan USA on Monday, August 13, 2012
Thank you for the book!

Journal Entry 47 by Shwooz at Menominee, Michigan USA on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I really enjoyed this book. It is a quick easy read that keeps you wanting to read more and more.

Journal Entry 48 by Shwooz at Menominee, Michigan USA on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (10/19/2012 UTC) at Menominee, Michigan USA

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I have been busy so I am just getting to journal about this book now. It is on its journey across the big pond as we speak. I hope everyone else enjoys this book. It is a good read.

Journal Entry 49 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 01, 2012
Following the bookring rule, it's not alone so I have a little backlog at the moment. I'm sure I'll catch up quickly though.

Journal Entry 50 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
What a fantastic book! I loved the story and the history. It had me close to tears so many times. Many people thought the ending was weak but maybe it needed a happy ending.

Journal Entry 51 by wingearthcaroleannewing at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, November 19, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (11/19/2012 UTC) at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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On its way in the ring.

Journal Entry 52 by momo593 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 01, 2012
This book arrived safely in the post from earthcaroleanne a few days ago. Thanks for sending it on, I am looking forward to reading it :-)

Journal Entry 53 by momo593 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 19, 2013
I am reading this now and will send it on asap :-)

Journal Entry 54 by momo593 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 25, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (1/25/2013 UTC) at Stevenage, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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I posted this on to QueenSissi in Portugal today.

Sarah, and all the characters whose lives she touched, are still running through my mind. Although this is a work of fiction, the historical foundations present war-time events that I was not aware of but may well still be in the minds of the families involved today.
However, once the two stories (past and present) coincided and Sarah's voice ended, I felt that the narration became rather superficial and rushed in heading towards a conclusion.

I am glad that I read this book- thanks for setting up this bookray, lunacia :-)

Journal Entry 55 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Monday, February 18, 2013
Wow, this book has been traveling a lot! It is now in Portugal... next to be read!

Journal Entry 56 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Saturday, February 23, 2013
I couldn't stop reading it up to a certain point... I have to admit that this book has made me cry like a baby and gave me nightmares, perhaps because I read two books, one after the other, on french jewish children during WWII, and learnt much.

Spoiler - It was one of those books where death seems to follow too quickly and, since there is a lot of tension, it seems to fail in giving readers a sense of relief. Real life doens't have to do that but sometimes books should :).

Sending it to Fifna as soon as I get an address! Thanks!

Journal Entry 57 by QueenSissi at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (3/4/2013 UTC) at Gouveia, Guarda Portugal

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The book is on its way! Sorry to have kept it so long :)

Journal Entry 58 by wingFifnawing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, March 21, 2013
The book arrived a few days ago, but I was unable to journal it until now because my Internet connection wasn't working. Thanks for sending, QueenSissi!

Journal Entry 59 by wingFifnawing at Voorburg, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, April 28, 2013
This subject matter always makes for difficult reading. It is so sad, and in this book you know right from the start that tragedy is imminent. So why do I read books like this which upset me? Because we owe it to these kids, and all the others who didn't come back, to remember and be aware of what happened. And this book contributes to that awareness.
Like other readers have said, I wasn't too keen on the last part of the book. It felt like she had to find a way out of the story. But all in all I enjoyd and appreciated the book. Thank you for sharing, I'm off to PM the next reader.

edit: Chremajora has asked to be skipped, as she already has the book, so I will now contact foxy737.

Journal Entry 60 by wingFifnawing at Westgate on Sea, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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On its way to foxy737!

Journal Entry 61 by foxy737 at Westgate on Sea, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Arrived safely this morning, placed straight into current reading position and will read (in limited mum of two small children time) and move on as soon as I can. Looking forward to this have read loads of great reviews.
Thank you for sharing x
Two days in and already halfway though this book ( very good for me!!) I am reviewing on Goodreads here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/620930787 as I don't want to leave spoilers for future readers on this bookring but definately loving it and living up to its great reviews so far x
Wow finished already!!!
I'm glad I got to read this and learn a section of history I'd been unaware of prior to picking up this book and as a whole enjoyed the story but felt the ending let down the rest of the story.
I have Icila's address but will PM just to confirm she still wants before sending on after the bank holiday weekend.
Thanks again for sharing x

Journal Entry 62 by foxy737 at a fellow bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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Sent off to next on list after a bit of shuffling to add in new names

Journal Entry 63 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, June 03, 2013
This arrived today! Thank you to every one involved, I've been rather keen to read this since I saw the amazing filmed version of it last year! Fingers crossed I should be able to read and dispatch it onwards this week!

Journal Entry 64 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, June 10, 2013
Although this book is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real events. It is well written and very realistic which makes it hard to read sometimes, especially as you readhow the childern were treated. It made me cry. But most important of all, is the author has educated all who read it, as most likely very few people were unaware of the real Vel' d'Hiv' round up (myself included). I feel that this gives the victims a new voice as the book is read and discussed, so they are not forgotten. It is truly shocking what we humans do to each other!

Journal Entry 65 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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All parcelled up and on its way to France to continue the Book Ray!

Journal Entry 66 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Safely at home with me. Thanks for sharing and sending.

Journal Entry 67 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I don't think the book is well written and there are too many mistakes (ex: the ages don't add up when you consider Bertrand's, his father's and his grandmother's) and Julia's personnal story and judgments are unbearable but... thanks to this book a lot of people now know about this round-up.
There are best books about it in french but I don't know if they are translated.

Journal Entry 68 by wingIcilawing at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (7/2/2013 UTC) at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to Egypt via UK.

Journal Entry 69 by Miss_Sunshine at Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Governorate Egypt on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Safely in my hands :)

Im currently reading another book but ill get started on this one straight after.

Journal Entry 70 by Miss_Sunshine at Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Governorate Egypt on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Wow! What a book! From the start i couldnt actually put it down. This is the first book ive read about France in the war so i found it really interesting ... and heart breaking. Great the both stories ran along side each other but i have to say i didnt really bond with Julia. I guess Sarah's story is so strong, Julia's look quite weak beside it.

Glad ive read it as ive been wanting to for ages so thanks to everyone who got it this far!

I sent a PM to the next reader 3 days ago but no reply yet - ill give it another week or so as it is holiday time.

Journal Entry 71 by Miss_Sunshine at Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Governorate Egypt on Saturday, August 17, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (8/17/2013 UTC) at Sharm el Sheikh, Red Sea Governorate Egypt

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And its off on the next leg of the journey :)

Billbooks i know you were looking forward to having some post from Egypt but with the current problems, along with many things the postal service has shut down. The book is currently on a plane to the UK with a friend of mine who will post it out Monday morning to you.

Maybe next time we will have more luck!

Happy reading and thanks to everyone who has got the book this far :)

Journal Entry 72 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Book has arrived safely here in Australia and will be next read - three quarters of the way through another book. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you Little Miss Sunshine with all the problems going in Egypt at the moment - so take care and keep on reading

Journal Entry 73 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Wow what a read. I had seen the movie a few years back plus the other on the same topic The Round-Up so I did get the two a little confused. The story was so moving from both perspectives and beautifully written and very moving. One book I couldn't put down and had to read and read now on to Dancesportd

Journal Entry 74 by Billbooks at Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 30, 2013
Sending off to Tasmania today book got misplaced during some renovations

Journal Entry 75 by Dancesports at Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Friday, October 18, 2013
Just returned from a family holiday on the Goldcoast to find this book waiting for me. Will be able to start it straight away as I just finished my last book. Thank you

Journal Entry 76 by Dancesports at Petcheys Bay, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, December 01, 2013
I enjoyed the book, a sad story nonetheless, but I am glad the author chose to make her tribute in this way.

Journal Entry 77 by Dancesports at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (12/23/2013 UTC) at -- BookRing, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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On the way to the next reader

Journal Entry 78 by wingSonkkuwing at Addison, Texas USA on Monday, January 06, 2014
Book arrived today. Thank you! I start book as soon as I have read last book first.

Journal Entry 79 by wingSonkkuwing at Addison, Texas USA on Thursday, January 09, 2014
Very good book. I like book very much although story is sad.

Journal Entry 80 by wingSonkkuwing at Addison, Texas USA on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Released 6 yrs ago (1/30/2014 UTC) at Addison, Texas USA

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I send book to next reader.

Journal Entry 81 by Agrace at Frisco, Texas USA on Thursday, February 06, 2014
The book actually arrived 3 days ago, but I did not have the chance to journal until now. In that time I read it and so did my father-in-law! Neither of us could put it down! Neither of us had heard of Vel' d'Hiv', which I found interesting as my father in law lived through that time period. We both agree with many of you and found the ending weak.

Journal Entry 82 by bshort at Knoxville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Arrived today, safe & sound! Thanks, Agrace, for sending it to me. As a note to the next reader, it may take me a little while (March/May) to turn this around. But it's on the top of my reading list.

Journal Entry 83 by bshort at Knoxville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, August 03, 2014
Moved me to tears, more than once. A great book. One I thought about often when I wasn't reading it, and one I learned something from too (hadn't known about the Vel d'Hiv beforehand). I really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing it & for being so patient. I apologize, it took me longer to start this book than I had originally planned, but it will be on to the next reader by early next week!

Journal Entry 84 by bshort at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (8/6/2014 UTC) at Charleston, South Carolina USA

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On its way to the next reader (Tchaikovsky) - from PA (where I'm on vacation) to SC.

Lunacia - thank you for including me in this ray and my apologies again for the unintended delay!

Tchaikovsky - I hope you enjoy! Thank you for your patience :)

Journal Entry 85 by tchaikovsky at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Sunday, August 17, 2014
The book just arrived this morning in the mail - thank you to bshort for sending it with the lovely note, to lunacia for organizing the bookray, and to everyone who has gotten it here! I believe that this is the most well-traveled Bookcrossing book I've ever received.
It's been about a year now since I saw the film, but I still remember it quite clearly. I'm looking forward to reading the original book.
As I'm last on the bookray list, I will contact lunacia to see if there is anyone else that is looking to read it; otherwise, I will try to make a new post in the bookring forum.

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