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The Diary of a Young Girl

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

61 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

A Classic, Great Read!

I love this book- at times I forgot that she was as young as she was, or that she wasn't even alive anymore. I felt like I new her, and she became a great friend of mine. It seemed to me that as she got more and more used to writing, it all seemed to come to her more an...
I love this book- at times I forgot that she was as young as she was, or that she wasn't even alive anymore. I felt like I new her, and she became a great friend of mine. It seemed to me that as she got more and more used to writing, it all seemed to come to her more and more naturally.
There were some discussions- as innocent as they were- that she and Peter had near the end of the book. I found parts of it a bit awkward to read, seeing as she was so young and open about them, but as a kid myself I know it is a common occurrence in conversation. But, nevertheless, it was one of the few real diaries of the Holocaust that I have come across, and is also one of the best Holocaust books I have ever read. I honestly wish they would've survived and been able to marry.
Every page holds some new meaning, or some new secret worry that Anne has to hide from everyone else. And she was so truthful to her diary! She admitted her hopes and fears, and even her angers and faults. When she found her roommate had a secret stash of goods he kept from everyone, I could practically feel her outrage! She described that weird old man so well- he was such a creep! He was probably a weird old pervert, and I'm sorry that she had to room with him.
I can totally get the mother-daughter fighting thing, though I probably didn't get as mad, and I can never hold a grudge. Anne was right to hold out and keep true to herself, even though it seems no one in the world is willing to do that anymore- but if you're already in hiding and being persecuted for your religion. that's the same thing as being persecuted for your beliefs! Letting go would've been like turning away from your religion, and everything that the Jews fighting for freedom stood for.
In short- I really liked it, and I would recommend this to anyone, for any occasion. It was a wonderful read, and I will never, ever forget it. It's a shame she didn't live to write more, it really is. Five stars- please, please, please- go read it!

posted by mothman on April 17, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

20 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

not what it seems

ok people, the headline has to do with my rating, not the book, i figured if you saw the one star, it'd stand out more then all the five stars that every other reviwer gave i rate this book 5 stars and i can sum it up in one sentence- this book completely shatters you...
ok people, the headline has to do with my rating, not the book, i figured if you saw the one star, it'd stand out more then all the five stars that every other reviwer gave i rate this book 5 stars and i can sum it up in one sentence- this book completely shatters your views about life. read the book and you'll see what i'm talking about

posted by Anonymous on April 12, 2004

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    Posted February 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank

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    Is was very boring and i didn't like it at all. It was very sad what happened then but i still didnt like it. -@!3x!$

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Eh

    It was pathetic. No plot or moral. Absolutely rediculously pathetic. It makes that books like these can be published in the world today.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    ???????????????

    Is this full version of anne franks diary ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 4, 2012

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    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Uggg

    IDONTWANTTOREADTHIS

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    What is

    What is this book abou? I mean i know its abou annie frank but whag is it REALLY about? Is it ok for 11 and over

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Blahblahblah...

    Lots of "Oh ... Peter, kissing, breasts, period ..."
    Not really ineresting. It would be the same if she'd been a regular girl and the Holocaust never happened!

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    To two under me

    Go to library then go to shelves then tap add shelf then put

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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