Book Recommendations

by Courtney Pratt

Book: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz (A True Story of Family and Survival)
Author: Jeremy Dronfield

The title explains everything. A true story about a teen boy who chooses to follow his father into the largest - and deadliest - extermination camp- Auschwitz. It is estimated that 1.3 million people were sent to this camp. It was liberated on January 27, 1945, but by then 1.1 million (or 85%) of the prisoners were murdered in the camp. The story is largely based on the personal diary of the boy's father. This book provides a first-hand view of some of the most unspeakable things. An emotional, heart-wrenching and factual read, The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz is a beautifully written story of family, survival, and devotion. {4.5 / 5}

 

Book: Tuesdays With Morrie 
Author: Mitch Albom

One of the few books that has brought tears to my eyes. Every page has a secret message. The book follows the author: Mitch Albom, as he gets a chance to reconnect with his beloved college professor; Morrie Schwartz. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Mitch and Morrie spend each Tuesday together during Morries final months. As his disease progresses, Mitch watches his former professor deteriorate physically, whereas mentally, Morrie shares knowledge, hope and refreshing insights with Mitch. A true story filled with knowledge and gratitude. {5/5}