Thursday, May 26, 2011

Night by Elie Wiesel

     The book Night by Elie Wiesel is truly a touching story.  I completely fell in love with the story and the characters in this book because the imagery used really makes you visualize what it was like living in the situation that he did.
    This book is about a boy whos family gets taken away from his home, forced to live in a ghetto, and then later is transferred to a plethora of concentration and death camps.  Elie's mother and sister are murdered pretty much as soon as they get to the camp, but him and his father last until almost liberation.  But right before the camps are liberated, his father becomes exhausted and perishes.
     This book is so touching because Elie writes it as a firsthand experience, and it makes you realize that this stuff really did happen and it was truly horrible.  When i picked up this book and started reading, I could feel the cold nights the prisoners slept on the ground, and the constant hunger they felt.  I could see the smoke coming out of the chimney where people were burned, I could taste the horrible food they were forced to eat day in and day out. 
     I would reccomend this book to anyone to read because it makes you realize how truly lucky you are to have a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in at night and food on the table every night.

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