Monday, June 10, 2013

Book Review #11: Night

It's been awhile since I did one of these...

This book is called Night by Elie Wiesel. It is a memoir on the author's experience in the World War II camps. (A memoir is a narrative composed from personal experience during their life.) The story really reminds readers of the terror the Jewish had to go through during the war.

Night is recommended for young adults and adults who can handle reading about real-life suffering. This is a work of nonfiction which tells about events that the author suffered through during his stay at the camps. If you are uncomfortable with the camps or World War II itself, you probably shouldn't read this book.

Wiesel starts his story before he was taken away from his home. He lived in a town known as Sighet. He was a happy boy that was proud of his religion. Then one day, the Germans came and took all the Jews out of their homes and to the camps. Wiesel describes everything that he experienced during his journey between life and death. Along the way, Wiesel has to decide to choose between survival or his fate.

This was a very terrifying story to me. It brought me to a greater reality about World War II. I've always learned about what happened but this was deeper. It wasn't about statistics but more of the terror and suffering the Jewish felt. That really made me think of humanity... Humans are great but they can be cruel to each other. It is a very depressing book so I would be careful when you decide to read this.Although it is sad, it will be a story you will never forget.

1 comment:

  1. ooh...I think I read this book. It's so upsetting...


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