Home » Entertainment, Literature

Review ~ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Submitted by on January 18, 2011 – 5:23 pmNo Comment

The Diary of a Young Girl
By Anne Frank
Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (Jun 1 1993)


This is about the diary of Anne Frank, found by friends after she was taken. I am sure you have heard of this courageous young girl who lived in hiding during the war. 13-year-old Anne, her father Otto Frank, also known as Pim, her mother, Edith, and16-year-old sister, Margot, fled Germany in late 1933 (they were amongst 300,000 Jews who fled between 1933 and 1939) to live in Amsterdam.  In 1942, they had to choose to try to flee again – or hide from the Nazis. They were Jewish and would be sent to concentration camps if they did not hide. During the two years they spent hiding in their “Secret Annexe” with the Van Daan family, Anne wrote her diary. She called her diary “Kitty”.  In it, she expressed her innermost thoughts and feelings about living in hiding during war-times. She wrote about the people in the annexe and how she felt about each. Over time, you can see how Anne grew and matured in mind and body. She reflects on her life and on herself, criticizing and speculating on what she had written before.

This book is amazing to read; Anne speaks her heart and gives you a vivid impression of how she wants to live her life and how she already has. This book really shows you the changes war-time has on people, how Anne made it through until she was discovered by the Nazis, then murdered by them. Anne writes beautifully, explaining her life and self as she grows and changes. She tells her tale perfectly, and I only wish to read more. Anne’s story is one of such great courage, bravery, growth and life that I suggest everyone read.

Ellen’s Rating: (5 stars)

Have you read this book? What’s your Rating?:

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

More Book Reviews >>

Review ~ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings

Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.