All Quiet on the Western Front has been called the greatest war novel of all time, and not without reason. Remarque goes into great detail describing the gruesome reality of war, while at the same time bringing an emotional reality to his account through the story of the German soldier Paul Bäumer. The book does a great job of demonstrating the idea that "war is hell"; after reading it, one can better understand how utterly terrifying it must have been to serve on the front line.
Remarque's classic shows how soldiers' priorities shift from fighting for God and country to just trying to survive another day. The book will draw you in so much that you will inevitably develop a relationship with the characters. From beginning to end, All Quiet On the Western Front will captivate you and make you care for the fate of Paul and his friends.