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Dawn by Elie Wiesel
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Apr 01, 2011

it was amazing
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Well... a heck of a lot better than Night. Night wasn't really an entertaining read. It wasn't supposed to be. But it wasn't really interesting either. Not beneficial, at least to me. I get that it was Elie Wiesel's story, and what really happened, but actually getting into it and caring was pretty hard. I don't know; I knew everyone was going to die, and that stopped me from getting to care about any of the characters.

Dawn is pretty much a debate as to whether or not a man is going to die. Not the narrator, but the man he is supposed to kill.

He can't do it. He couldn't live with himself if he did.

He will do it. He has no choice.

Is he a murderer or a traightor? He has his pick of the two. Either way, he may not be able to go on.

Essentially, it's an entire book debating 'to be or not to be'. But it's very short. Takes place in one night. Filled with beautiful lines, and an ending that made me want to scream.

I might read it again. And for one of those weird classic books, that's saying something.

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message 1: by Marissa (new)

Marissa you spelled Traitor wrong. But I get what you're saying.

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