Thursday, June 9, 2016

Night by Elie Wiesel

Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)Night by Elie Wiesel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wonder why we never read this book in high school during our study of the Holocaust. So very short but so emotional. The one we read in school was the Diary of Anne Frank. Hers was more personal and more in depth. This is the story of a jewish boy and his family's experience of being sent to concentration camp after concentration camp. I just kept thinking why did they keep making them run or hauling them around in cattle cars without food or water for days. What was the point? Then I thought about the timing. It would of been close to the end of the war. They were basically forgotten. It ended up saving some of their lives. Although this is a short book it leaves you with so many uncomfortable feelings and questions. Most of them start with.. WHY??! I cried for the boy so many times especially the end with his father. The hell that they were put through. Putting it on my 16 year old son's reading pile for homeschool next year. These things shouldn't be forgotten. I just realized this was a trilogy and now I will have to get the next two books.
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