Wiesel I believe did a fantastic job writing this novel. At first I didn't know what to expect. I mean I've read about Anne Frank but that only gave you a glimpse of what it was like in hiding and I have always wandered about the survivors in the camp. This was an inspiring story about one teen that is trying with everything he has to make it through these camps with his only family member he knows of. It shows you to keep a hold on to who and what you are and to take everything day by day. Also learn to take every moment you have enjoying yourself because you never know when things go down hill or when everything ends.