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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing girl,
This book is one of the best stories I have read, the life of a small Jewish girl fighting to survive during the second world war. Just reading this book has given me the courage to move on in my own life.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the saddest and yet most important stories ever told.,
Its difficult to review this book as its content stands apart from normal categorisation. Its just one of millions of stories of the holocaust and yet in a way it represents the millions who never got to tell their story.
I decided to get the book after watching the tv movie and I think that they both compliment each other. Even so I think most people will be aware of the outcome before they read the book which makes for a strange experience, although also a more emotionally moving one. (I found myself feeling some trepidation as I got towards the end of the book and started to realise that the pages were running out).
I think its easiest to just say that everyone will take their own experiences and be moved in different ways by whatever sections of Anne's thoughts and experiences they find resonate with their own life.
Indeed there are things that seem just as relevant to modern youth and things that highlight the differences of her era. There are moments when you can forget the grim reality of her situation as she talks of the normal feelings of a young girl and then you are suddenly reminded of the peril that the occupants of the secret annexe were facing. And certain parts such as Anne wondering if she'd ever become a successful writer or if anyone would ever even see the contents of the diary seem eerily prophetic.
To summarise I think that Anne's story is something that needs to be shared with the world wether you read the book or watch one of the films hopefully you will come to recognise the important message that there is only one race on earth - the human race. And we will never again see repeated the events that claimed the lives of Anne her family and the millions like them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you.,
Thank you. My daughter went to an exhibition about Anne Frank and was so taken by her story that she wanted to have her book to find out more about her life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money,
This review is from: Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
My daughter wanted to read this as they had done a project at school. Buying second-hand meant that it didn't break the bank
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4.0 out of 5 stars A story that should have taught us,
A story that should have taught us all about the dangers of allowing political (and religous) extremism to occur and grow out of control, and how the resulting terrorist tactics affect ordinary people.
But unfortunately we haven't ....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too,
This is the diary of the most courageous fourteen-year-old girl to ever live.
Anne Frank lived during the time of World War II, when you could be killed or put in a concentration camp for being Jewish -- or for not being blue-eyed and blonde. Hitler was ignorant in thinking that those withe blue eyes and blonde hair were of the superior race, and anyone else should be killed.
Anne and her family went into hiding in 1942 and managed to hide for over two years.
Was Hitler finally overruled or was the family found by the Gestapo (the police that worked for Hitler)? Read this novel about a normal teenager in hiding to find out.
This is a really good book to read if you want to learn more about World War II, or simply about being courageous and living a life in hiding. Also, not only is this novel about the war but also about how Anne grows up and discovers life and writing.
Reviewed by: Taylor Rector
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Anne Frank the Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Hardcover - 1 Jun 1993)
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