NIGHT, by Elie Wiesel
Interest Level: Middle/Upper Grades
Voc Quiz: Yes
Literacy Skills: Yes
A young boy named Eliezer, a Jew, gets taken away after someone warns them that the Germans are coming to take all of them and put them in a concentration camp called Buchenwald. They were taken off in cattle cars to a camp and were treated like animals. When they got to the camp his family was separated into two lines. One line was headed to the crematory and the other was the people who would live to make it another day. The places they stayed in were almost nothing. They only got to eat bread, and sometimes if they were lucky, they got to eat some soup, but the soup was never good. They ran them like cattle all over the place from camp to camp. As they ran there would be something called a selection. They would pick the weak and kill them and keep the strong so they could work them. This is a book that from the cover doesn't look very good, but if you read it you will find out that it is a great book. I wish I could tell you the ending but you will have to read the book to find out what happens.