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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl (1947)

by Anne Frank

Other authors: Otto H. Frank (Editor)

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If you keep the title in mind while reading instead of the historical outcome, this really is a fascinating look into the mind of a teenager from wartorn 1940s Holland (but it is also an important historical document, too). ( )
  bookwyrmm | Jun 20, 2017 |
Anne Frank was Jewish. She kept a diary during the Holocaust of her feelings and what went on in the Annex.

You can't deny she had talent and would've made it as a writer. Such a shame. ( )
1 vote jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
(9/10) I have seen numerous film and tv adaptations about Anne Frank over the years but none of them quiet convey her tragic story like her diary.

It was wonderful to read her intimate thoughts and watch her grow up on the page. While we don't all experience the same life events the pangs of adolescence transcend time and culture making this relatable to anyone who has been a teenager.

I am sure that Anne would have fulfilled her wish of becoming a writer had she survived the war, her writing improved as time went on and she was certainly a very gifted young girl.

Nothing could be sadder than the sudden end of the diary, cruelly symbolic of the sudden end to a young life taken far too soon. ( )
  LiteraryReadaholic | Mar 8, 2017 |
“The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank is an amazing diary about Anne whose life got turned upside down because of the Nazi Germans and causing her to hide for 2 years. This diary is amazing because as you read the book, you feel like your with her during those 2 years where she spent hiding from the Germans that took over her home. Here are the strengths and weaknesses that I’ve found throughout reading the book.
The strengths are Anne Frank who lived through this experience, writing in her diary as she experienced things. It was real fear, real issues, and the way they actually lived their day to day life in hiding. It shows her emotions, personality and interests before the war and how they change during the war. However, I think the weakness is that Anne Frank was a very young girl when he started writing the diary. She may have misunderstood things or just not had any idea what was going on. Her diary may not be a complete reality of what being in hiding was like.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in reading historical, war, or mystery books as it is so interesting. This book would be suitable for people aged ten upwards since there are some very sad things that took place in the diary. Reading this book kept me very interested, as well as continuously make me think. Reading this book is a must for people who are interested in such events during the war.
  HarryAG | Dec 3, 2016 |
This book was very tragic and touching story. The first thing that came out to mind when reading this book was how much more mature Anne's writing was than anything I wrote when I was that age. This was a diary written by a Jewish teenager during World War II between 1942 and 1944, while she was in hiding with her family and other refugees. As I read it I realize that the story line is about when she encounters loneliness, depression, and questions about herself; and then as she glimpses her first real love.

It is World War Two, and the Jews are always being rounded up and taken to concentration camps. Everyone knows that if you are caught and taken, you will never come return. The book is Anne’s diary, and through her words we can understand a little of what she went through. She writes of anger, happiness, hope and love while she keeps herself in a room she calls the Secret Annex.

One feels and suffers with Anne in her moments of heart-thumping terror when noises are heard downstairs, her moments of despairing frustration at the ceaseless bickering over food, and, yes, the moments of private joy when she marvels at the beauty of nature in the world outside her place of captivity. There are some marvelously inspiring quotes on the latter, showing how even in the depths of the appalling situation she was in, she was able to find peace and tranquility in God's creation.

This book can teach us how life goes on, she thought us how to respect people even thought our culture, religion, etc are different. There are a lot of message we can get from this book. This book is recommended for those who wants to know more about how Jewish people treat other people around them and also Holocaust in WW2. ( )
2 vote Emiliokapojos08 | Dec 3, 2016 |
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Her extraordinary commitment to the immediacy of individual experience in the face of crushing circumstance is precisely what has made Anne Frank's "Diary" -- since the first edition of the book appeared in the Netherlands in 1947 -- the single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Anne Frankprimary authorall editionscalculated
Frank, Otto H.Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frank- Fonds, Annesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Massotty, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mooyaart-Doubleday, B.M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pressler, MirjamEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roosevelt, EleanorIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiesel, ElieIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Foreword: Anne Frank kept a diary from June 12, 1942, to August 1, 1944.
June 12, 1942: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.
[April 5, 1944] I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
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The Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's Diary is complete and unabridged. Earlier editions were significantly edited by her father Otto M. Frank. Please see http://www.librarything.com/topic/563... for further discussion.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553577123, Mass Market Paperback)

Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again.

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A thirteen-year-old Dutch-Jewish girl records her impressions of the two years she and seven others spent hiding from the Nazis before they were discovered and taken to concentration camps. Includes entries previously omitted.

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