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Night is the first book in Elie Wiesel's historical trilogy about the Holocaust. Night shows the worst side of humanity during World War II, when familial relationships blurred because of hunger, pain, and fear inside concentration camps.
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  • Cynthia Martinez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is rather short, but extremely powerful. It's amazing how the author was able to summarize his "life" in concentration camps so succinctly. The emotions came through as I read it. I was sucked into his world, but yet could not imagine the true horrors of such places. Every human on this planet should read this book! "
  • David Woods
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Elie Wiesel's writing is powerful and empathetic, and some of the best literature about the Holocaust that I've ever read. When listing the best non-fiction books about World War II, it would be a shame not to mention "Night", if not at the very top of the least, at least near it. This is one of the best books I've ever read, let alone about the Holocaust; I highly recommend it for fans of the genre."
  • Donald Kim
    Written on February 24, 2018
    "This another story about Nazis. I never get tired of stories about Nazis and the war. It's like they're the evilest people to ever live, so you really have to keep reading about how awful they were. This book really talks a lot all the bad stuff they did to the Jews, just so tragic."
  • Daisy Wu
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This historical book is so real, and it describes what happened in those horror years and how people forgot about humanism and started to destroy each other, this is a real story that tell people not to repeat this cruelty anymore . "
  • Eugene Phillips
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Night is a great autobiographical look about Nazi death camps. It follows the story of a teenager who had survived the Holocaust and retold the story in eye-opening detail. It's an extremely interesting read and really keeps readers engaged in hearing a real-world account of how things were instead of reading from a history book. This is 100% worth a pickup!"
  • Justin Hayes
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Night is a powerful book and one of the best books by a Jewish author. It is humbling, horrifying, and honest. Night is a must read for anyone wanting to know what the Holocaust was like for the Jewish people."
  • Kevin Davis
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "This book is chilling and tells of some of the horrors during one of the worst crimes against humanity in human history. It tells about how people can break when put under such horrible conditions, and how even the one's you should trust the most can turn their back on you in an instant."
  • Lauren Jenkins
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "A short but powerful recounting of the horrors that those who were placed in concentration camps and the way they were treated by Nazi Germany. Heartwrenching and incomprehensible, this book will play to all of your emotions. A must read for everyone. "
  • Laura Perry
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "This book is very graphic, so if you don't like violence, don't read this book. For me, it was a great experience reading this book. I like the setting and the characters were interesting. I'd recommend this book if you like World War II fictions."
  • Iris Dong
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Night (The Night) is a must-read among non-fiction books. The book while set during the time of the Holocaust really focuses on the bond that people create in times of crisis. I referenced the book for a class project and it really added a lot of depth to the study."
  • Jose Stone
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Night is a fantastic read for young adults being introduced to the Holocaust and its atrocities. Its understandable, can be consumed by younger audiences without some of the gore & unpleasantries and is told in a really compelling way!"
  • Wayne Contreras
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I think this solution would be okay for this topic, maybe not for every teenager tho"
  • Barbara Smith
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Night (Night) is a great novella. It tells an interesting story with only 120 pages. It is an easy, quick read but well worth it. It is about the Holocaust and really describes the torment and the worst parts of humanity. "
  • Joy Zhao
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I decided to buy the book and it opened my eyes to the horrors that afflicted so many during the Holocaust. My understanding of the human spirit is all the greater for having read this book"
  • Arthur Gutierrez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I suppose it fits in with the topic above. This is another eye-opening story, true, as told by the person who lived through the nightmare of the Holocaust. Such a sad and horrible time in history. "
  • Kyle Williamson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a classic which should be read by everyone. It is a crucial look at an historical event from a very human perspective. It is a brief read which makes it accessible to many, many age/reading levels. It packs such an emotional punch because everyone can relate to the main character to some degree. "
  • Jane Robertson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I first read Night when I was in high school. Although I felt the story was sad, because it was a personal account about the Holocaust, I did not fully grasp the depth of the human experience and polarity of such a horrible time in history. The struggle to survive and, later thrive, after witnesses depravity, loss and evil, speaks to the strength of Elie Wiesel's holocaust survival."
  • Ridhi Pawar
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Night should be read by everyone. This book is important and disturbing and incredibly moving. All three books in the series are worth a read, but Night is probably the best from the trilogy and is a truly important story."
  • Mildred Miller
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is one of the most meaningful books that i have ever read. It was really hard to get through and I read it in school. It was very emotional but i think a very important thing for everyone to read."
  • Joshua Watkins
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Night was not as long as I expected it to be, but it was very powerful all the way through. You learn about some of the worst events in history. You will be glad you read it. "
  • Tyler Andrews
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book deals with some pretty intense material, but is definitely a worth reading. It is important that these events not end up forgotten, and that people remember just how horrific the Holocaust was and how it has lasting effects even today."
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  • Jason Weaver
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Very sad story and a painful. I actually stepped out after a few times of reading and cried outdoors. Very detailed and gets to you in a tough way. It is something that is really great."
  • Ben Cheng
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is a great book for everyone, but especially teenagers where it might be that one book that shapes them for life. It's not easy to read, but it devastating in its bravery in telling the truth of those awful times."
  • Janice Davidson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very good book. I read it in middle school. It's interesting to see what happened during that time through the eyes of someone who actually experienced it. The author is really good at putting you there and feeling how he felt. One of the best books I've read."
  • Jordan Elliott
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Set during the WW2, the story of a family surviving in the harrowing concentration camps of the German occupied Europe. This story of survivors and strangers shows a side of humanity that is compassionate, emapathetic, but also horrific and harrowing. Each member of the camp has their own unique characteristics and it's how these people band together to make the best out of a horrible situation, that shines the heroics on their plight."
  • Vicky Lu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a captivating story that makes you realize that your troubles are nothing compared to what is told here. I could not imagine the terror that was experienced during the holocaust. This should be in the mandatory reading list in all public high schools. I highly recommend this book"
  • Dylan Thomas
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Night is is a book written by Elie Wiesel. It tis the first in a historical trilogy regarding the Holocaust. It is a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account showing the worst side of humanity during World War II. It is an account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps."
  • Carol Barnett
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "With only 120 pages you will fly through book quickly. The subject matter(Holocaust) is heavy, but it is excellently written. This is the best book about events in World War 2 (1950's) I have ever read."
  • David Watkins
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Captivating! The description says it all. This story recounts the extreme side of humanity which may not be prevalent in today's world. If you are a human being who cares about how the world works, this is a must have for your library. "
  • Anna Long
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Definitely a beThis book although short is packed with a powerful message. Elie Wiesel was sent to the concentration camp at a very young age and survived. At age 15, his captors told him he was 18 and separated him from his mom and sisters. This book details his life in the camp as well as surviving until it was liberated. It's a hard read, but I think it is a book everyone 16 or over should read."
  • Brandon Hoffman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I recently bought the book "Night (The Night)" as a birthday gift for a friend of mine because, beside the sad story treated there (the Holocaust), my friend is really interested to that historical period. In the book is described the horror of the second world war, of the concentration camps, and all the negative feelings accompanying them. Very intense one, not for children."
  • Barbara Edwards
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I love WWII fiction and non-fiction books. My favorite is Night (The Night). It's the first book in Elie Wiesel's historical trilogy about the Holocaust. It is a super interesting story. I love it! It shows the worst sides of the war and the evils of humanity. I love the in-depth discussion of the concentration camps. Definitely check it out!"
  • Mary Flores
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "Night had me captivated from the beginning of the book. I couldn't put this book down, even with the awful things that happened."
  • Eugene Jensen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a super sad and really lonely book to read. I was pretty depressed after reading this, honestly."
  • Ann Wu
    Written on February 25, 2018
    "Night is one of the great books that should be taught in high school. Night is the first book by Elie Eiesel about the Holocaust. Nights shows the worst side of humanity during World War II. This book is graphic and detailed and very well written."
  • Willie Walters
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Excellent choice for this problem a very good book. With perfect rating. It adapts very well to the problem."

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