"Night" By: Elie Wiesel book review
By: Elie Wiesel,
1955; 120 pages,
I was at a bookstore one summer afternoon, and I saw that local high schools had their reading lists out. So, I grabbed the reading list for the AP Literature course for one of the top high schools in my area. I wanted to see what was on there that I hadn't read yet.
"Night" was at the top of their list. Then I noticed that it was on almost everyone's list.
It was then I knew that I'd somehow missed out on a great work of art.
Last summer, Jonathan and I had 11 weddings to go to. So, on one of our many long car trips, I snagged the audio book, and off we went.
I'm not going to lie to you. "Night" is one of the most intense books I've ever read. It tells the first hand account of a boy's life in Auschwitz.
Believe me, when 20 teachers of literature require that their students read a book, it should be one that you require of yourself as well.