Night - Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not attracted to Holocaust stories or non-fiction for that matter, but after hearing the rave reviews for this book and seeing an author interview with Oprah I was intrigued enough to pick it up.

It was as sad and heartbreaking as I thought it was going be, which is why I shun these types of stories. I don’t tear up often while reading, but with this type of story I don’t see how you cannot especially knowing that someone actually went through it. The first section had me pretty emotional, but after a certain section I felt like the story became a bit distant. Some parts remained moving, but there were others where I felt like the author was speaking from a third person perspective and I found myself not caring so much. I don’t know if this was due to translation, but it lessened my enjoyment of the book preventing me from giving high marks to a potential 5 star book.