By Rhea

Night, by Elie Wiesel, recounts the author’s memories of his time at a concentration camp.  During the Holocaust, Elie, his family, and other Jews from his neighborhood were taken to concentration camps.  Elie went to many camps, including Auschwitz, and he tells of the horrors he faced there.  After being separated from his mother and sister, Elie and his father had to work very hard in order to survive.  Conditions were terrible, and there was the fear of selections, when only the fit and strong were allowed to live.  It was a living nightmare for Elie and the others, and sometimes it seemed that the only escape was death.  Death took many from the camps, but others continued to persevere, hoping that they would soon be freed from the Nazis.  It was a horrible existence, but Elie somehow made it through and was able to record his tale.  Night is the life of Elie Wiesel.

Night is yet another book that Freshmen at Farmington High School read.  It is one of the saddest books I have ever read.  It is hard to believe that such a horrendous thing could ever have happened.  It is hard to believe that this book is a memoir, a true story, and not a made up novel.  The book is filled with sadness, and shows exactly what a person is capable of doing in order to survive.  Like I said before, this is an immensely sad book.  Even if Freshmen requirements change and they no longer have to read this, one must still read this book.  It is an absolute must read!

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