First, before I begin reviewing this amazing book, I would like to apologize for not posting for so long! I feel super bad but I am back now and I can’t wait! Anyways, let me tell you about Night because it was SO GOOD!
I had to read this book for my 8th grade language arts class this year and my mom had already read it before and she asured me that I would LOVE it. We didn’t start reading it until about a month and a half into the school year but once we had started I was glued.
The beginning paragraph was a big hook for me because I already felt like I was into the book. Elie is a great writer and I love that you’re already pulled in within seconds!
I had to read at the pace of the rest of the class so I didn’t get to read the book as fast as I had wanted to but it was fine bcause towards the 5th chapter my teacher said that you could read at your own pace and I was overjoyed. I finished the book the next day because it was really short.
After Reading Night
After finishing I was stunned, yet so fascinated at the same time. I am not saying that I enjoyed reading about these disturbing topics by any means. Learning about the entire event is what was really fascinating to me.
One of the best parts about reading Night to me was how we learned about it. In class we learned about the holocaust before reading Night. We also did reading responses to get a deeper look at the book which really helped me out. In my opinion, I wold definitely get a little background information before reading Night. If you don’t, it’s fine becaue Elie does an excellent job explaining too!