THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS is an allegory or a fable told in strong yet austere and achingly simple prose through the eyes of a naïve nine year old boy who wants nothing more than to find a friend … more
I have been to the museum several times and each time my attention is drawn to something significant that I had not noticed previously. Emotionally, this museum is significant to me. I am Jewish, my grandmother … more
The first thing you need to know about "Beatrice and Virgil" is that it is not for everyone. Many will find it to be moving and unforgettable; probably an equal number will be bored with it, even to the … more
nateandersen posted a Quick Tip about Night (book).
July 29, 2010
This is another classic to be added to the Holocaust Museum and Shoah Foundation files created by Steven Spielberg. Never before and hopefully never again will mass extermination occur--on this level, … more
Sickening but real, a needed read for social development, obviously with this topic ignorance would be bliss but since it did happen we need to learn from it so a necessary read to not forget and to take … more
"Schindler's Ark" was a heartbreaking experience for me. I read this book as research and preparation for my review of Spielberg's film and I was already fairly familiar with the history of the Holocaust, … more
I read this for the first time at the age of 15 as a sophmore in high school. I thought it was going to be just another boring required reading assignment that i was just going to want to get over with. … more
This may not be a book you necessarily like, but it is one that should be read and reread, shared with friends and family, and talked about. I believe it is common to high school curricula but Elie … more
Night, written by Ellie Wiesel had an affect on me that I would have imagined: it I actually FELT the main character. When I was first assigned to read this book in 9th grade, I wasn't looking forward … more
h0mersimps0n posted a Quick Tip about Night (book).
June 24, 2010
Wow. This novel does speak of night--the darkness we cannot escape. Wiesel gives us a firsthand look at the horrors this life can throw at us. Imagining what he and others went through in some of man's … more