Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The Diary of A Young Girl

Paperback - 1993 | Bantam ed.
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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993.
Edition: Bantam ed.
ISBN: 9780553296983
Characteristics: xiv, 283 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Diary of a young girl


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ALEX FALCK Mar 25, 2015

13-year-old Anne Frank famously kept this record of her life as the Nazi war machine overran The Netherlands and the Franks were forced into hiding.

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May 04, 2021

Anne Frank is about a Jewish girl’s perspective on World War II when Hitler takes over Germany. This shows a true account of the horrors of being a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. It is about a family who has to escape to Amsterdam to go into hiding from Frankfurt, Germany. I like that Anne is optimistic and cheerful during a challenging time. It is a very entertaining book that gives a vivid account of how rough lives are during World War II. It makes me appreciate what I have now so much more.

Jan 26, 2021

Super powerful book is all I can say in one sentence. It is emotionally sad and gripping. It makes you imagine as if you were right there with Anne every step of the way. By far this is a book that lasts for generations and generations to come. I recommend this as one of the top books to read before you leave this earth.

Dec 15, 2020

No one can ever undo what's been done to these poor people having to hide away then be sent to there death. you can try to say this never happened but the stain of there blood still is there the tattoos ,the memories haunting them forever having to live through that to everyone that had to live through the holocaust I'm sorry for what you had to go through i am not German or a Natzi but i can still say im sorry for everyone no one should have to go through that

Aug 12, 2020

The book Anne Frank (The Diary of a Young Girl ) is the translated version of Anne Frank’s diary. She is a young Jewish girl, who is forced to move away from her home to a smaller shelter to hide from the Nazis. This is during World War ll. In the diary she talks about all of her experiences during this time. She writes a lot about her family, and also another Jewish family that had moved in with them to hide from the Nazis too. She remains so strong and courageous throughout all of this. She tries to stay happy and she has no problem speaking her mind. Anne Frank was able to write her point of view of life during World War ll as a Jew. In my opinion, this book teaches many many life lessons. I really liked this book, and I highly recommend it to teens. Since Anne Frank herself is a teen too. Furthermore, it shows how hard life can be when she has no freedom, since there is a high possibility that the Nazis could come find her family and kill her loved ones. It shows the challenges this young girl has to face, and how life went by for her.

Mar 17, 2019

My daughter is so much inspired by Anne Frank that she can't wait to read all her books. We are putting this on hold till we get to read it.

Oct 04, 2017

This story cannot be described with words. Most obviously, it is a compelling story of Jews in hiding from the Nazis. But below that, it is the story that everyone goes through: the story of a teenage girl growing up and discovering herself. The fact that this teenage girl was one of the most insightful people for her age just adds to the astounding quality of this book. Anne, in the midst of horrific circumstances, still manages to keep up her spirit and grow and develop. It tears away the blind that kept concentration camps bearable, the stubborn refusal of the mind to think of Jews as people. Anne was an extraordinary young woman whose promise and amazing life were stolen from her by the hands of ignorance and blind hate. The legacy her diary left will continue to inspire people forever. Let us hope that we choose to learn from her, to stamp out hate and ignorance once and for all.

CarleeMcDot May 03, 2017

I am not sure what caused me to pick up this book, but I am so glad I did. I had never read it before, although I knew the story well - or at least I knew the gist of the story (that they lived in hiding until they were found, arrested and sent to concentration camps). It is so interesting to see the deep thoughts of a 13-15 year old (even if she did go back through later in their stay to edit some of her previous entries - she was still at most fifteen years old). The maturity, the turmoil, the life lived - and taken way too early. I appreciate that there are entries about "young love" and tiffs with her parents, while at the same time thoughts on politics and war. Every few pages I had to remind myself of the "ending"... that she wasn't lucky enough to survive, that she would never see the fruition of her work, that she would die at the hands of the Nazis and never get to follow her dreams or grow up.

Aug 18, 2016

I have it on hold so i have not yet read it... My cousin told me about it... Its sad to read about a young girl suffering...

yellow_beaver_38 Apr 30, 2016

Anne Frank's Diary is inspiring itself and it was sad she didn't see the end of WW2. She wondered if her diary became famous and it did.

Mar 28, 2016

I'm really looking forward to reading this - I just read Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) and I loved it. I'm hoping I'll love this too! (I'm pretty sure I will.)

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Oct 04, 2017

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Oct 04, 2017

"I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains."

Oct 04, 2017

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."

yellow_beaver_38 Apr 30, 2016

" All private telephones were cut off at eleven o clock yesterday."


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Oct 04, 2017

An amazingly insightful young girl, forced to go into hiding with her family, keeps a record of her time there, and talks about growing up, life, and humanity, until her life is tragically cut short at the hands of blind following and hate.


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