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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2000

    A story of war and neverending peace

    this story is about an eleven- year old girl who lives through an amazing war, with devestating destruction of Sarajevo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2000

    A war and a child

    I read Zlata's Diary as a part of an application project for Honors 9 Geography. The refugees fit into the movement of people, one of the five themes of georgraphy (place, human environment interaction, movement, location, and region). The book helped me to understand the five themes of geography along with history of the world around me. Zlata is the author, and what I liked about her style of writing is the way she tells things like it is. She gets to the point making the book exciting and not boring like some of the books out there. To tell you the truth I didn't even relize that the war was only about 7 years ago. This book taught me alot about Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo, and the things that the people of this country went through. Zlata made me fell sad for her, her family, and her country. Losing her friends, relatives and not even being able to go out side and be a child. Even though this book is under my reading level a bit I really enjoyed reading about her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2000

    Zlata's Diary

    I read this book as part of an application project for my geography class. This book helped me understand what the civil war in Sarajevo was all about and how awful it really was. It was interesting to see how people lived in Bosnia, and to my surprise they live similar lives as us. Such as watching t.v. listening to music, looking at magazines, going on ski trips... But that all changed when the war broke out. I felt sad that this girls life was dramatically changed because of a stupid war. This was also an easy book to read, it was in diary form with every entry labeled with the date which made it easy to read and stay focused on. i would reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in Bosnia or civil wars, I would also reccomend this book to anyone who doesn't like to read big long books beacause Zlata's Diary is pretty short and easy to read. I am sure that you will enjoy this book.

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