Night Review

Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Genre & Age Group: Historical, memoir, young adult, adult Goodreads Synopsis: Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories … Continue reading Night Review

Salt to the Sea Review

Title: Salt to the Sea Author: Ruta Sepetys Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge … Continue reading Salt to the Sea Review

The Book Thief Review

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, young adult Goodreads Synopsis: A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. … Continue reading The Book Thief Review