“Night is a really good book. The way that Elie Wiesel describes his experience is powerful and leaves a great impact on the reader. It left me thinking more about life,equality, war and several other important concepts. Wiesel described the pain, anger, love and other emotions he felt during this time. The hunger and starvation, the crematoriums, the labor. All the things he was forced to endure throughout this horrific event were put into writing this book.
There were some things I liked about this book. I liked how Wiesel wrote from his point of view as a young boy. Even though this book was sad and very graphic, I couldn't stop reading it. Also, the way he wrote it. There were sections that were unclear, but it was interesting how he left somethings for the reader to think about.
There were also some things that I did not like as much. There were many Jewish references or words used in the book. This made it very hard for me to understand what was happening or what people were saying. Another thing I disliked was the 'choppy' form of illustration that he used. There was the story, and then several flashbacks and thoughts from later on, this made the story hard to understand as well, and made me a little confused at times.
Overall, this book was a pretty good book. It is very sad, but definitely kept me turning pages. There is so much evident emotion that was put into writing this, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Emma M wrote this review Sunday, January 13, 2013.