Night is a non-fiction memoir book written by Elie Wiesel. The book is about how Jews were treated by the Nazis in concentration camps while they were being persecuted. The main characters are Elie and his father. He and his father want to escape the camps while they endure hard labor but the Nazis won’t let the Jews escape. Elie tries to survive the time through the winter in the camp by not running out of food or water during the journey. The journey was switching from camp to camp where only twelve people survived and Elie was one of them. He finally gets his freedom when the camp is liberated. Elie goes on by finding out what happened to his family after they all had to go through it. In my opinion, the most compelling aspect of the book was that this happened to the Jews which is very horrifying and it's not even long ago. For me, the book inspired me that even through tough times, only people put in the work succeed. I was disappointed when they divided the families into two by gender which caused Elie to not see his sisters and his mother. I would recommend this book to anyone who is 13 years or older because it is a book that requires deep understanding. In conclusion, I would give this book 5/5 stars and it would be hard to imagine a better book.
May 4, 2022