The diary of Anne Frank is one of wonder. The real diary of a real teenage girl during WWII. With a sense of reality, that being the book is reality, you go into the mind of a girl, her giggles and her private emotions. No other published diary will be as heartbreaking as the one of Anne Frank.
This book is a definite must-read! From start to finish, this book kept me hooked to every word its' young author was describing. For a girl that is very young, she had to go through more pain and suffering than your average adult. This was a sad book, but an inspirational one as well.
I loved this book. It made me cry. Then I saw the movie and watched narratives about Auschwitsch and saw the terror they went through made me love the book even more and made Anne's diary better and even sadder.
Set in the time of the Holocaust, this book drags you in and makes you feel as if you are the one there. You will fall in love Anne. You will feel her pain and be with her in her time of joy. You fear what will happen and you won't beleive that all thsi has actually hapened. It shows how cruel our own people can be and how much things have changed and shows the true value of life and family. It is a very inspirational book that shows the real definition of courage, strength and love. I think all kids should be required to read this book, and opn their eyes to how much things in the world have changed and remind them to treat all people equal. It will open their eyes and their hearts.
very hard in the endbut amust for all Holocaust literature
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Reader reviewed by charlene
Anne Frank, a jewish girl, is known because of her diary held during her time of hiding in WW II. She accurately discribes the situations but never fails to add a sense of fun and amusement. The real emotionally hard bit comes after her diary ends and each single the fate is listed. A very educating and humane book, that I truly recommend to anybody who is either interested in the Holocaust or simply a life in hiding.
The diary of Anne Frank tells the story of a Jewish girl and her mother, father and sister, who go into hiding during World War II. It is a heartwrenching story to read. Anne tells of the way they had to live in hiding, of her distant relationship with her mother, her closeness to her father. Anne had a hard time getting along with some of the people who came into hiding with them, most notably the Van Daans. She details her frustrations regarding life in hiding and how she misses her friends and wonders how they are doing. She tells of those who risk themselves to bring them rations and other things. She often goes into the "upstairs" and looks out the window. She has, in hindsight, a heartwarming relationship with Peter Van Daan, who she has her first kiss with. This book is amazing in the fact that Anne keeps the faith after being in hiding for two years. She believes in the good of every person, including those who are capturing and killing Jews. She grows up in hiding and does so with such strength and faith. This book is definately unforgettable.
This is the reality of the Holocaust. People say this is the best book written on the Holocaust and they are exactly right. I, myself, am not Jewish, but you don't need to be Jewish to sympathize with Anne and her plight. Imagine hiding in an annex for two years! There were many memorable and touching parts. This is a book that I will never forget. I first read this in eighth grade and plan to read it again. This is something both teenagers and adults should read! They will enjoy it and want to find out more able this hopeful girl who lived a very short life. I cried at some parts, especially at the end and the epilogue that followed. Read the book and watch the movie--you won't regret it!
A must-read for everyone. Anne Frank's Diary is an insightful portrait of a Jewish family in hiding during Hitler's anti-Semetic regime. Anyone from fifth grade on should read the diary for an understanding of this horrible time in our world's very recent history. Young readers will have no trouble understanding Anne's diction, and will come out with a better understanding of the Holocaust. Older readers will gain insight into this oppressed teenager's mind, will relate to her thinking, and will build perspective on the quality of life people have today. I read Anne's diary in fifth grade and was just old enough to understand it; now, at 18, I still remember many of the anecdotes. I just visited the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam last week, and explored the Secret Annex where the Frank family hid for three years. I recommend anyone who travels to Europe take a day trip to Amsterdam to see this piece of history.
AT my elementary school, not one person had not heard of Anne Frank. We amy not have read her diary and could give a history of her life, but we knew her. That's because I went to Anne Frank Elementary School. That is why later on in my middle school I felt compelled to read her story. What I found was a smart, witty girl who had a way with words. This made her wiser beyond her years. A contributing factor to this was the fact that she was stuck in the same annex with the same people for all those years, afraid of the Nazis wrath. This book is a classic must read for all ages. It really gives you a peek at what life was like during the halocast. I makes you scared to think that man kind was capable of such heart quenching evil.
I would have to say, for me, this was one ofthe most thought-provoking books ever.
This book, or rather a journal, is about Anne Frank, a Jewish teen in hiding during the Second World War.
This book not only gives a detailed discription of Anne's life but also some interesting historical facts about the war.
A must read!