Non-Fiction · War

The Diary of Anne Frank – Abridged by Mirjam Pressler ★★★★★

Blurb; Anne Frank
Born in 1929 in Germany, Anne Frank spent two years of her life in astonishing circumstances: she was hidden with seven other people in a nest of rooms in Amsterdam.

The Diary of a Young Girl
Her diary tells of the life of a group of Jews waiting in fear of discovery by the Nazis. Yet within it, a tender love story slowly unfolds–from her shy avoidances of a young man named Peter to their incessant glances and fist kiss. Thus, her diary is not a lament but a song to life, no matter what the conditions, no matter what the threats.

My Review; With the 75 year anniversary of Auschwitz among us my library had a display and I chose this one to read. Now I will be the first to admit I should have read this years ago, but I am so glad I have read it now. Books like these really change your look and perspective of life. I have always been interested in Auschwitz and what happend I could read every book about it and I would still learn something new. Its horrible that this actually happened! Hard to believe.

This is Annes diary. It is told in diary segments so easy reading. Eye opening. Heart breaking. Upsetting. The ending really broke my heart and upset me. To still have her diary here is amazing. For that family to hide for as long as they did is amazing but turns out it was only borrowed time…

If like me you haven’t read it yet! I really would urge you to do so… Trust me. I think this should be a mandatory book for all to read in high school, a piece of history. Real. Raw. It’s there. I want to say I enjoyed this? But it feels wrong to do so… I devoured it in two days and even got up at 6am just to read it. There are not enough stars for book. This isn’t fiction. This happened and I can’t believe it. A must read.

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