These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Tear Jerker: The end of the final chapter of A Jew's Journey, as well as Aaron's actual death. More generally, all of the Holocaust scenes.
"These scattered notes, much more than anything else I have written, must serve as the mark over the emptiness that will be my grave."
What an Idiot: Aaron and Natalie continually refuse to leave Europe, even after Byron manages to track them down in the middle of the war. To be fair to Natalie, Byron's plan to get out was dangerous, she was advised against it by someone who had helped her so far, and she was not just risking herself but her son.
WTH, Casting Agency?: It's downright bizarre seeing Ali MacGraw being treated like she's some exotic temptress, who one person even says might be mistaken for an Arab.