When I first opened Maus I didn’t know what to expect all I knew was I was holding a thick heavy book that sounds like mouse but is spelled completely different. When I first opened the book I was shocked to see that it was all a comic strip? In my opinion it was very easy to read. I have a very hard time staying focused and picturing what is actually going on and who is actually speaking. But with Maus I can see what they look like I can see what they are doing and see where they are instead of having to guess. No the pictures can’t move like a movie but each box has a different picture and each box has short sentences but it is enough to get a good understanding of what is happening. The pictures help portray a perfect understanding of the book. Without the images being so graphic but at the same time not graphic it makes the book real. I feel as if I am there with the mice in Auschwitz and honestly it is kinda scary. Once I stop reading I get very scared and sad and depressed. It scares me because the images and the violence and everything those innocent people went through really hit me and I felt scared and sad for them. How could people treat other human beings in such a way? How can they live with themselves? The whole book makes you realize that this was real. I feel some people don’t understand how real the holocaust was and I was one of those people I had read about it seen movies and pictures about it but never have I read or seen anything like Maus. It makes me feel like I was there starving and cold. And that thought honestly scares me to death! I could not imagine having to go through that, but I felt as if I did when I was reading this book.