Book Review: Night by Elie Wiesel


Genre: Autobiography
Ages: High School and up

     What a sad, yet powerful read. Night is a beautifully poetic autobiography written by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who describes in depth his horrific experiences in concentration camps. Though it was 70 years ago, Wiesel's experiences told in the novel make the reader feel as though they themselves are in the story, which only increases the impact this book can have on someone. Only 120 pages long, Night is an incredibly tragic yet influential book, and I highly recommend that everyone read it, because not only does it open your eyes as a reader, but also, your heart.

     In 1944, teenager Elie Wiesel and his family were torn from their home in Hungary and deported to Auschwitz, the most notorious of all concentration camps. There, Wiesel was stripped of his faith, humanity, and practically forgot everything about his life of the past. Slowly, Wiesel's daily experiences transformed into a long and torturous cycle, one that he would never forget.

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-The Soup Chef

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