I had never heard of this book, before it became part of my English class curriculum. The whole class wondered what was being brought into our lives.I had never heard of this book, before it became part of my English class curriculum. The whole class wondered what was being brought into our lives. Not to mention, the majority of the class wondered how "Elie" could be a boys name or why he was so old. Me, being a book lover and someone who struggles to find a book worth reading, was interested. A Noble Peace Prize winner and still being a book that covered the horrid stories of the Holocaust.
I know this was a historical event. Someone's life also, but the book still hit me as a typical novel. Of course, the content was so much richer, deeper and meaningful than any novel I had ever read, but the characters seemed fiction, the plot twisted and well written. I couldn't believe so many elements could be factored into one 120 page book.
The preface and the foreword, I read, not only because I was instructed to by my English teacher, but because such an intriguing book, one that encounters so many boundaries and causes readers to inquire so many of the sentences that were written just for detail, there just needed to be an explanation. An originally 800 paged book was now sitting before me in 120 darkly - described pages. I think this book was an eye - opener. The preface and the foreword, were just as important as the story itself.
This does not even qualify as a book for me. This is a work of art, twisted into a painting from the memories that Wiesel experienced. I can't explain how much I think this book needs to be read by others. By everyone.
Those who may be pondering the question, "Did you cry?" or "How graphic was it?". These questions are reasonable and something that needs to be answered by experiencing the words being imprinted into your mind. This book is something that people should cherish. I didn't think I would get through it, but Wiesel writes like it was fiction. Smooth and detailed, letting you imagine what is happening.
NIGHT changed my perspective of history and of the Holocaust. I think this book needs to be read by everyone those grown old and those old enough to read it. It's realistic and detailed words will leave and impression on you, I promise....more
This book, I actually didn't finish. I tend to finish every book I start, because for some reason guilt tends to change my mind if I want to stop. AnyThis book, I actually didn't finish. I tend to finish every book I start, because for some reason guilt tends to change my mind if I want to stop. Anyway, this is more of 'reasons I stopped' and less of a review.
This book I had heard so many good things about. Things online mostly, Goodreads especially because there was a time period where it seemed every newsletter sent had something about this book in it. I was excited and was ready to jump into the book as soon as I got it, and I did. That week I had Mid-Terms, so I read Cinder when I finished early, and I was happy with the choice of book.
Then I realized how the plot was so typical. I talked to my school librarian about it when we were exchanging words on books in February about how the plot is very predictable, and she replied with "Well it's Cinderella, just modern," and I couldn't agree more.
But, I thought I would be able to put it past me, the foreseeable plot, but as I took a break from it to read books required for class, I found myself having trouble to jump back in. This was because I knew what was going to happen, I did, not to mention this is a trilogy and I am not in the mood for two other books based on some cyborg story of Cinderella.
This book was well written. It had good vocabulary, got the points across nicely, but it didn't convey as an interesting book towards me at around page 160. The author had a good idea, but to me, it wasn't as intriguing as I thought it could be.
Of course, I could go back to it in a couple year's time and reread the whole story, try and rethink my evaluation on the first 168 pages that I had already read, but that time is not coming soon.
One thing that I didn't like about the writing of the book was it was narrated in a third person point of view, meaning you didn't know what the characters were thinking, just what someone was seeing. I personally prefer first person because I like to see how that character's brain works and their thoughts throughout the ordeals they tend to encounter. This is probably one of the biggest reason why I didn't finish.
Really, I just lost interest and I will probably; as I said before, go back to it someday and rethink the whole idea of futuristic Cinderella. This book just isn't one I am planning on finishing in the near future because even though I feel guilty, I want to start other books that are waiting on my bookshelf to be opened and they deserved to be read....more
Almost better than the first! Read it in a day! 525 pages of pure brilliance! Tobias and Tris fight a lot though but the way there romance buds and spAlmost better than the first! Read it in a day! 525 pages of pure brilliance! Tobias and Tris fight a lot though but the way there romance buds and sparks over and over again... ahhh! Danger, love, higher stakes, and drawn out characters and scenes that come alive in your mind! A up all night read! I suggest it to all, same with Divergent!!!...more
This is the best book I have ever read! I normally don't read books more than once but I am planning to do so with this book! Romance, danger, and briThis is the best book I have ever read! I normally don't read books more than once but I am planning to do so with this book! Romance, danger, and brilliantly written characters this is a must read for everyone!...more
Well this book is definitely for science and technology lovers or for people who like to spy on others. People who were not just mentioned, well you wWell this book is definitely for science and technology lovers or for people who like to spy on others. People who were not just mentioned, well you will get bored quickly. I personally got bored and flipped through the pages till I found a project that I liked or I thought was cool, but really this feels more like a school book. The only reason this is rated a 3 not a 2 or a 1 is because some of the projects are really cool and the book is like a well written manual. In all this book was ok....more
This book was very boring in the the beginning. In the middle and end it was suspenseful an kept me indulged. The ending was so confusing and I wishedThis book was very boring in the the beginning. In the middle and end it was suspenseful an kept me indulged. The ending was so confusing and I wished it was a more descriptive and finished ending....more
I was determined to read this before I turned twelve... That was probably the only reason I kept turning the page. But of course is was a okay book a
I was determined to read this before I turned twelve... That was probably the only reason I kept turning the page. But of course is was a okay book and the writing was well written but childish, but I do think that it's a good book to read of your bored, and eleven....more