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This book details the horrors 15-year-old Elie Wiesel went through during his death camp experience. An extremely religious teen from childhood, he struggled with his religious beliefs during the Holocaust. While struggling to keep himself and his father alive, Elie also goes through severe religious struggles along with beatings, starvation, and disease.
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The review of this Book prepared by Megan

Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor and his memoir was written more than ten years after his liberation. Night is a reflection on what happened to Elie and his Jewish family in the Holocaust.
The review of this Book prepared by Shel

The book is about the holocaust and it tells how Hitler treated the Jews. Is also the story of the author Elie Wiesel.
The review of this Book prepared by Joel

This autobiographical novel tells the story of Eliezer, a teenage Jewish boy from the small Transylvanian village of Sighet. He is 17 when transported to Auschwitz, Buna, and finally Buchenwald with his father. Eliezer loses his faith, argues with God, and is sustained only by the need to care for his father. Instead of God, he is rescued by an American tank. The story is a sort of Exodus in reverse, with humiliation and death as its destination, not liberation and triumph. _Night_ was the first part of a trilogy that included _Dawn_ and _The Accident_, and for these and his other Holocaust studies Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Holocaust

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe    -   Poland Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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