Is Night appropriate for middle school?

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The Diary of Anne Frank or Zlata's Diary (a young girl in Croatia during the time of ethnic cleansing there--she is considered the modern day Anne Frank) may be better choices. I think if Night is taught at 8th grade, the kids may not appreciate it properly. As described in several posts, the kids may make inappropriate comments because they're just not mature enough.

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im in 8th grade and i loved this book. some people say that people at our age and grade level either wont understand it or its not appropriate but i think its important that we start learning about this kind of stuff now so that as we...

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andie-pandie | Student

im in 8th grade and i loved this book. some people say that people at our age and grade level either wont understand it or its not appropriate but i think its important that we start learning about this kind of stuff now so that as we get older and learn more about it we will be able to understand it even better

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nellbell | Student

heck yes its totaly appropriate

because well my class right now is just finshing the book.i my self have finished it. and just to let you know im in 8th grade and i have notice that we do get the book and all of its confusing matters, as well i have read and ask serval of my friends that are reading it and most of them are either in 10th or 12th grade, what they thought about and if i should be reading it, one of my friends said that its great that your reading it now,because it helps you better in wold history to understand it more

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ohsnapsonbrit | Student

I'm a tenth grader at Stafford and my teacher gave us the book to read over winter break, which is still going on right now, and I have some problems with it. I think that if a teacher was there to teach them some of the things in it and what they mean then it would be fine. My teacher normally tells about the book reads the most important parts to us and explains everything so that we understand every detail about it. Then we have a major test, essay, and book cover that is due after all is said and done.

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michaelblackmer2002 | Student

This was a great project in my freshman year.  I was instructed to write a four page single spaced comprehensive report on the reason Mr. Wiesel titled his book Night.  I don't think it's good for middle school.  They are to young to appreciative and understand with empathy.  Oh, I received an A+. 

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