I did not know that the French government, under the control of the Nazi regime, rounded up thousands of Jewish people to be executed at concentration camps. The story, like all stories from the Holocaust, is disturbing and very touching. I always wonder how the Holocaust happened - how thousands of people could overlook the inhumanity of the such a large-scale torture and killing.
The book is good. It's not necessarily believable in all parts, nor is the ending at all realistic. However, it's entertaining and worth reading. I'm glad to have finished a book on my own time that got me revved up about reading again!
The book was also made into a movie late last year. Check out the trailer here. I'll probably watch it when Nate's gone for the evening at some point.