Book Review: Anne Frank The Diary Of A Young Girl

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The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
283 Pages
Published 1947

“Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Ann Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic-a powerful reminder of the horrors of war an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazi occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding.

For the next two years, until thier whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Seceret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.

In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.”

I absolutely loved reading this book again. It is a timeless classic filled with so many emotions through out the book. Anne received a diary for her birthday, right before her & her family had to go into hiding. One thing that struck me through out reading the book is how articulate Anne was and so dramatic when she described something that went on in the “Secret Annexe”. I honestly can not imagine an adult having to go into hiding, let alone a child filled with endless energy. Anne always felt she was being picked on because she was so young and a chatterbox. I went through a whirl wind of emotions while reading this book from laughing to some tears as I agonized along with Anne as she described the many times they thought they were about to be caught. I found her tales of her love and desire for Peter very amusing, brought me back to when I was younger and my thoughts on boys. It is sad that Anne never felt a close bond with her mother. I am still trying to figure out if she really didn’t or was this just how Anne saw her relationship with her mother. This book is inspirational in many ways and gave me a renewed gratitude for the life I now lead.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.


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