Night by Elie Wiesel

July 27, 2012
By Sammy Bird BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
Sammy Bird BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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In the book “Night” you will go on an adventure with the 15 year old Elie Wiesel as he and his family is sent from home to home during the Holocaust in World War II. This book will explain all of the hardships that Elie and his father endured during their stay at the concentration camp Auschwitz, and at the concentration camp Buchenwald.


“Night” is an amazing book! It shows you so much more about the Holocaust than you learn in your history class. Throughout this book you can truly feel the pain and emptiness of the main character, as well as you can see that he was dying slowly every day. As much as I am content that the Holocaust ended, you can never be truly happy, knowing that millions of people died, not only physically, but emotionally as well. When Elie is finally discovered and the thousands of other Jews are finally discovered being trapped in these concentration camps by the Americans, they are not as much happy as relieved. After they were discovered, they knew that they would never be the same, and few would ever actually be able to be happy ever again.

The way that Elie Wiesel wrote this book, you can’t help but get chills. In the book, he shows that over time, he began to lose his senses of fear, and of having his own opinions. With every extreme punishment they receive every day, they begin to stop being surprised, or just harmed at all. This truly amazes me more than anything in the book. The SS soldiers had beaten down those people so much, that they weren’t even alive anymore. Multiple times in the story, Wiesel describes himself as his body being separate from him.


The book “Night” will truly change the perspective you will have on life. After reading it, you are amazed at the easiness that we have in our current world. To read that book is hard enough, but to imagine that Elie Wiesel lived it is truly an unbearable feeling. Life is so much different today than it was during World War II. This book will make you change your perspective on life, and make you think how much easier we have it than we think that we do. I believe that this book is best read by high school students, or adults that have previous knowledge about the Holocaust. I recommend that everyone reads this book sometime in their life, and guarantee you that you will not be disappointed.


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absband SILVER said...
on Aug. 3 2014 at 10:15 pm
absband SILVER, Newfane, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"WORK IF YOU WANT SOMETHING"

I just read this book in school and did research on it in social and english. Loved the book, reccommend who loves history to read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AlaNova ELITE said...
on Jul. 25 2014 at 11:52 am
AlaNova ELITE, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Dalai Lama said, "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called YESTERDAY and the other is called TOMORROW, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live..."

Already read the book, but your review was so good I just wanted to read it all over again. Bravissima! :D 

on Aug. 24 2012 at 9:18 am
thachosun1 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Great review! You made the book sound very interesting. Good Job!

on Aug. 24 2012 at 9:18 am
thachosun1 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Great review! You made the book sound very interesting. Good Job!

on Aug. 24 2012 at 4:00 am
angela.wong20 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Great review! I love how you talked about the way the character feels within the book. Good job!

on Aug. 24 2012 at 12:16 am
jayde0517 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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This book sounds very interesting. I would love to read it sometime. Good review!

mtuttle BRONZE said...
on Aug. 23 2012 at 12:21 pm
mtuttle BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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I read this book as well and I would agree with the way you express the tramua people went through

MariaD BRONZE said...
on Aug. 23 2012 at 8:28 am
MariaD BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Great review! Seems like an interesting book :)

Jsk8er BRONZE said...
on Aug. 22 2012 at 8:19 pm
Jsk8er BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Seems like a good heartfelt book

K7777 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 17 2012 at 9:20 pm
K7777 BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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I think this review is really helpful to others, and it's really descriptive. Great job on the connection towards readers.

BriLee BRONZE said...
on Aug. 16 2012 at 3:26 pm
BriLee BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
Keep Moving Forward.

This is such a great review! I read this book, too. But, reading your review makes me want to read it again!

on Aug. 15 2012 at 3:45 pm
vanessabelieve BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home

Great Review! You really grabbed the readers attention. Now I feel like reading it. The Halocaust is an intresting topic to choose from. You did a really great job !:)

VanessaLuna said...
on Aug. 15 2012 at 3:38 pm
Great Review! You really made it grabbing to the reader. Now i want to read that book. I think the Halocaust is an intresting topic to choose from. Good Job :)

on Aug. 12 2012 at 5:09 pm
Shayna Wyatt BRONZE, RENO, Nevada
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Great Review! I loved your sensory details about how the book and its atmosphere made the reader feel.  It sounds really interesting!

missrae BRONZE said...
on Aug. 11 2012 at 4:04 pm
missrae BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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that was a great review i really want to read it now. you described it really well :)




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