Anne Frank and Me [NOOK Book]

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In one moment Nicole Burns's life changes forever. The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself a privileged Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole-now she's a carefree Jewish girl, with wonderful friends and a charming boyfriend. But when the Nazi death grip tightens over France, Nicole is forced into hiding, and begins a...
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Overview

In one moment Nicole Burns's life changes forever. The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself a privileged Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole-now she's a carefree Jewish girl, with wonderful friends and a charming boyfriend. But when the Nazi death grip tightens over France, Nicole is forced into hiding, and begins a struggle for survival that brings her face to face with Anne Frank.

"This is a powerful and affecting story." (KLIATT)

After suffering a concussion while on a class trip to a Holocaust exhibit, Nicole finds herself living the life of a Jewish teenager in Paris during the Nazi occupation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Adapted from husband and wife Bennett and Gottesfeld's (previously teamed for University Hospital) stage drama of the same name, this time-travel view of the Holocaust is long on gimmickry and short on history. Nicole Burns is a self-absorbed teenager only too quick to believe what she reads on the Internet about Anne Frank's Diary being a forgery. When her class visits an exhibit about Anne Frank, the students are assigned the identities of Jewish teenagers during the Holocaust, to make the experience more vivid. Shots ring out and "a sudden pain pierced Nicole, red-hot"; Nicole regains consciousness to find herself in wartime France, living out the destiny of the teen whose name she was given at the museum. Bennett and Gottesfeld acknowledge their debt to Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic (Nicole's class is supposed to watch the TV adaptation of the work, which also involves an unappreciative teen's journey back through time into the Holocaust), but this treatment doesn't measure up. The time-travel mechanism is inconsistent and incompletely developed, and the writing is flimsy. Ironically, given the attention it pays to the authenticity of Anne Frank's diary, this story includes a pivotal encounter with Anne Frank that blithely contradicts what is known of Frank's life following her family's arrest; here, on a train to Auschwitz, she is cheerful and stalwart in her faith in God. For the increasing number of young readers familiar with this period of Frank's life, this authorial liberty may cast doubt on the accuracy of other parts of the story. Ages 12-up. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
Boy-crazy and blasé' about school, tenth grader Nicole Burns doesn't finish her assigned reading of The Diary of Anne Frank, and only half listens to her English class' guest speaker, a Holocaust survivor. Then, on a tour of a Holocaust exhibit, Nicole falls and suffers a concussion, which sends her back in time so she becomes Nicole Bernhardt, a Jewish girl living in Paris in 1942. With familiar-looking people from her 21st Century life taking on the roles of family and friends, a confused Nicole suffers the atrocities of the Holocaust with anti-Semitic laws, arrests, physical abuse, concentration camps, and the gas chamber — plus a personal encounter with Anne Frank herself. Was this real-life experience only a dream? Although some serious readers of the Holocaust may find this story too contrived and trifling, other young adults may be hooked by the present and past connection between the lives of today's students and those teenagers who had lived and died during this tragic event. Genre: Holocaust. 2001, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 291 pp., $18.99. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Kay Park Haas; Ottawa, Kansas
KLIATT
Nicole Burns is a typical suburban American 10th-grader, irritated by school and by her little sister. Her main concern is that she is in love with a boy who seems to be unaware of her. Then, on a school field trip to an exhibit about Anne Frank, Nicole falls and hits her head. When she regains consciousness, she finds that she is a Jewish teenager named Nicole Bernhardt living in Paris during the Nazi occupation. In The Wizard of Oz fashion, people from Nicole's American life appear in different guises in her Paris incarnation. At first she thinks she must be in a dream, but as time goes on she grows to accept her new identity, as all the while life becomes more and more difficult and dangerous for the Jews of Paris. Nicole experiences the horror of the roundup of foreign Jews at the Vélodrome d'Hiver, and learns that her father is a member of the Resistance, despite the danger involved. Her friends help the family survive as food becomes scarce, and finally they go into hiding, like Anne Frank. Betrayed by her boyfriend, Nicole and her little sister are taken away in a cattle car—and meet Anne Frank on the train. On arrival at Birkenau, the little sister is sent to the ovens, and in a heartbreaking scene, Nicole chooses to go with her—and then comes back into her old life as Nicole Burns at the Anne Frank exhibit, shaken and changed by her strange trip into the past. Based on the authors' off-Broadway play of the same title, this is a powerful and affecting story. Narrated by Nicole, it makes the deprivations and degradation of the Nazi occupation come alive. Even if Nicole's trip back in time stretches belief, her emotions are always credible, from her changingfeelings toward her family to her romance with her Paris boyfriend (the boy who ignored her in America), her boredom and terror while in hiding, and her bravery as she and her sister are being transported toward a concentration camp. This gripping story is an excellent companion to The Diary of Anne Frank and to studies of the Holocaust. KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2001, Penguin Putnam, 292p, 00-055251, $18.99. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)
VOYA
Nicole Burns, like Anne Frank, is an affluent teenager who would rather flirt than study. She avoids her parents—a father who intellectualizes his feelings and a mother who cannot make it through dinner without closing a real estate deal—and she considers Little Bit, her sister, a pest. Nicole is too busy obsessing about her ideal boyfriend, Jack, on her Web site, Notes from Girl X, to read Anne Frank's diary or watch a television production of Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic, both English assignments. Using the Internet to bone up on Anne Frank, Nicole stumbles upon some "scholarly looking articles" that minimize the severity of the Holocaust, a viewpoint that is reinforced by her father. When Paulette Litzger-Gold, a Holocaust survivor, speaks to the English class, however, Nicole realizes a mysterious connection. While on a Holocaust field trip, a firecracker explosion attributed to the class outcast, Doom, knocks out Nicole and transports her to a different time. She becomes Nicole Bernhardt, a Jew in 1942 Paris. Her principal and her English teacher become her parents in this allegorical world, offering family tradition and guidance not found in her real family. She must help her family survive the camps and trust her friends to help. As Nicole Bernhardt is dying in the gas chamber, Nicole Burns is being revived. Based on Bennett and Gottesman's 1997 play of the same name, this novel modernizes Nicole's story with the addition of the Internet, and the characters of Mrs. Litzger-Gold and Doom help to emphasize the importance of witnessing, remembering, and seeking truth. Shallow and apathetic, Nicole Burns reaches across time in this complex coming-of-age, time-travelnovel that manages the many allusion-based plot threads well. As Nicole Bernhardt shares a cattle car with Anne Frank, she identifies with the girl and the story that Nicole Burns dismissed. Nicole Burns returns to her world with a better understanding of how honoring the truth about the past will help to safeguard the future. Young adults who have read Anne Frank's diary and Yolen's time-travel story might find wonderful comparisons and contrasts here and might be motivated to read more about the Holocaust. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 352p, . Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Lucy Schall SOURCE: VOYA, April 2001 (Vol. 24, No.1)
School Library Journal
Gr 7-9-Nicole Burns believes the Holocaust is ancient history, and wonders why she has to study it in school. Turning to the Internet for some information on the period, she encounters a site run by Holocaust deniers. The next day, on a field trip to an Anne Frank exhibit with her class, the sound of gunfire transports her back in time to Occupied Paris where she finds herself the eldest daughter in a Jewish family, even though she herself is not Jewish. Although unwilling to let go of memories of her life as a modern American teenager, Nicole eventually finds them beginning to fade as survival becomes more difficult. En route to a concentration camp, the teen meets Anne Frank in a cattle car. When Nicole eventually awakens from her Holocaust nightmare, she understands the truth and becomes a changed person. The authors have adapted their 1998 play of the same title into this novel, but it never attains the intensity or the pathos of The Diary of Anne Frank or Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic (Viking, 1988). However, it will appeal to teens interested in Holocaust stories.-Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101075838
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/11/2002
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 534,987
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 305 KB

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Chapter One


Nicole Burns sat in the fourth row, third seat of Renee B. Zooms' English class, watching the door and at the same time pretending not to. An elderly woman entered, looking around uncertainly. Zooms greeted her warmly. Nicole's eyes slid back to the door. She was on alert for one thing. Him. J. Jack.

    Her best friend, Mimi, flew in; loose-limbed skinny legs sliding into the seat across from her. Mimi had recently gone retro hippie; ratty bell-bottoms, Cosmic Karma T, love beads. She leaned close, and patchouli scent wafted everywhere. "So, Nico. I checked out Girl X last night."

    "I know, I saw a hit on my counter. My public confessional now has an audience of one. Remind me why I'm doing this again."

    "You have a desperate need for attention?" Mimi ventured.

    "It's anonymous."

    "True. Maybe you have a deeply disturbed need to bare the details of your secret, steamy existence to utter strangers."

    Nicole dead-eyed her. "My life, as you know, is steam-free."

    "Also true." Mimi shrugged. "So do what everyone else does. Lie."

    "Meem, the whole point is to tell the truth, even if—"

    Nicole's voice dropped off; her internal organs rearranged themselves. J had just walked in. Her eyes followed as he went to talk with his supposedly former girlfriend, Heather the Perfect.

    Mimi peered at Nicole. "Amazing. I can actually see your IQ slump."

    Nicole watched closely as Heather laughed and putonehand on Jack's right bicep. Then the bell rang shrilly; Jack and Heather took their seats.

    "Settle down, people," Zooms said, the closing door underscoring her sentence. "One of the first assignments for your biennial Holocaust studies unit was to watch the adaptation of Jane Yolen's novel The Devil's Arithmetic on TV last night. Hands of those who did?"

    A few hands hit the air: Mimi; the new girl, Suzanne Lee; a geek girl in the back row. Jack. David Berg. Not Nicole. She'd spent last night working on Girl X.

    Pursuing invisibility, Nicole slunk down in her seat as her teacher smiled thinly. "Delightful. Five out of thirty-one. I could weep. Somehow the words pop quiz spring to mind. However, this is your lucky day. Instead of a pop quiz, we have a guest speaker. Feel free to thank her for your reprieve. It is an honor to introduce Mrs. Paulette Litzger-Gold."

    The old woman that Nicole had seen enter the classroom stood to a smattering of grateful applause. "I thank Ms. Zooms for inviting me," she began, her voice slightly accented. "Why am I here to speak with you? Because I lived through the Holocaust. So, about me. I grew up in the most wonderful, sophisticated place in the world, Paris, France. What you do for fun now—go to movies, go shopping, listen to the latest music—is what my friends and I did then. In 1940, when I was your age, if someone had told me what was about to happen to me, I would not have believed it. But just five years later, I was liberated from a Nazi concentration camp more dead than alive."

    The woman stopped for a sip of water and Nicole's eyes slid to Jack. From her seat behind him, Heather dropped a folded paper onto his desk. He read it, then turned around to grin at her. She smiled back. It was not the smile of a girl who was an ex-anything.

    Mrs. Litzger-Gold went on with her story, about race laws and ration cards and resistance movements. Nicole was present in body only. Her mind was busy dealing with the Jack-Heather thing. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw Zooms staring daggers at her. She slapped a perky I'm-so-interested mask on her face.

    "If you find the things I am telling you unimaginable, I understand," Mrs. Litzger-Gold was saying. "They seem unimaginable to me, too, even though I was there. Certain moments are burned into my memory. Such as the time French police knocked on the doors of Jewish homes in the dead of night. Many thousands were rounded up and taken to the Vélodrome d'Hiver, a sports arena that would become a temporary prison. There was no food nor water nor sanitary facilities. Some killed themselves because the world had turned into a place in which they no longer wanted to live. I remember Drancy, the detainment camp outside of Paris where so many were held and then deported. And I have not yet begun to tell you about the horror of the concentration camps, the SS, and the crematoria. I also remember the good—an apple given by a stranger, the underground press, some defiant words on a scrap of paper that gave me strength to go on."

    Chrissy Gullet's hand sprang into the air.

    "Miss Gullet, what burning question forces you to interrupt our speaker?" Zooms asked, her tone withering.

    "I don't mind at all," the old woman insisted. "There are no bad questions, only bad answers. Please, young lady, go ahead."

    Chrissy shook her hair off her face with a practiced gesture. "Okay, in fifth grade we read Number the Stars. We already know about the Holocaust. I'm very sorry that you had to go through it, but I don't understand why we have to talk about it again. I mean, we don't have Irish Famine Awareness Week, or How We Stole from the Native Americans Awareness Week, do we?"

    From the next row, dark-eyed David Berg, smart, serious, intense, glared at her. "You are monumentally ignorant."

    "Excuse me, David, but this is America, okay? Which means I'm entitled to have a different opinion from you."

    "And I'm entitled to tell you what an idiot you are."

    "Leave out the name-calling, Mr. Berg," Zooms warned. "Mrs. Litzger-Gold, would you like to continue?"

    The old woman answered with a gesture that clearly invited the discussion to go on.

    "Thank you," Chrissy told her. "Okay, David, no offense, but you're not really objective about this."

    "Why, because I'm Jewish?"

    Mimi turned to Chrissy. "Try to keep up. The Holocaust was international genocide."

    "Yuh, I got it," Chrissy singsonged. "But it's not like it could ever happen here."

    Zooms scanned their faces. "Could it? Today, in America, could it happen?"

    "Yes," David answered. "Of course it could happen here."

    Eddie Valley snorted out a laugh. "My man, Mr. Paranoid."

    "I think it could happen here, too," Suzanne said mildly. Nicole smiled at her. Suzanne was pretty, nice, and had perfect strawberry blond hair. Three weeks before, Nicole had invited her to join her hip-hop trio.

    "Please." Chrissy punctuated this with an eye roll. "All I'm saying is, this is America in the twenty-first century, not Europe a zillion years ago. No offense, ma'am, but the Holocaust is totally irrelevant ancient history."

    Mrs. Litzger-Gold looked bemused. "Perhaps you are right about the history part, though I don't think of myself as ancient. But irrelevant? I cannot agree with you there."

    Zooms swept her arms over the room. "Other opinions? People?" The usual suspects joined the debate. Jack was so impressive when he spoke—fair to both sides. He was just so everything. How could one guy be so—

    "Miss Burns?"

    Instant face flush, heart hurtling toward heaven. Zooms stared at Nicole. "Uh ... sorry?"

    "Eloquent as always, Miss Burns. I'll come back to you when you've gathered your thoughts." Zooms' laser-beam gaze fell on a guy in the back row. "Mr. Hayden?"

    Nicole went limp with relief as all eyes went to Richard Hayden, a much bigger fish for Zooms to eviscerate. Eddie Valley had nicknamed him Dr. Doom for his habitual outfit: oversized army jacket, black shirt, and black pants. Dr. Doom got shortened to Doom, which is what everyone called him now.

    "Your opinion, Mr. Hayden?" Zooms pressed, as Doom slumped in his seat, staring out the window. Weeks ago, he had announced that he'd no longer be taking part in classroom discussions. Zooms hadn't called on him since. Until now.

    "Mr. Hayden, I asked you a question."

    Silence.

    "In the absence of a coherent response, might I assume that flunking my class is appealing to you?"

    Doom remained mute, unreadable under Zooms' gaze. She refused to give in. Long seconds ticked by. Then, still staring out the window, Doom spoke. "My grade should be based on my test scores and the quality of my papers. Class participation is inane and entirely subjective."

    Zooms stepped between Doom and the window. He neither looked at her nor looked away. "Did you listen at all to what our guest speaker said, Mr. Hayden? Would you agree that some things are worth speaking up for? Or against?"

    Silence.

    "I realize you are doing this to irritate me," she continued. "Congratulations on your success. Now, are we to assume that your silence means you agree with Adolf Hitler, that the world should be Judenrein—Jew-free?"

    Slowly, Doom turned his head to look directly at Mrs. Litzger-Gold. Nicole shivered.

    Zooms strode to the front of the room. "Hopefully, the rest of you can overcome your adolescent self-absorption long enough to recognize the importance of speaking out in the face of tyranny. And the paper you'll be writing on that subject—thanks to your colleague Mr. Hayden—will reflect that. A thousand words. Due next Thursday."

    "Thanks, Doom," Eddie muttered. Someone else hissed "Freak" in Doom's direction.

    Zooms checked her watch. "Unfortunately, the bell is about to ring. Now, I'm sure you'd like to thank Mrs. Litzger-Gold for speaking with us today." She led the class in applause, until the bell rang and kids flew from their seats as if shot from a catapult.

    "Remember, people," Zooms called. "We meet in front of the school tomorrow morning at eight o'clock sharp for our field trip to the Anne Frank in the World exhibit. On Monday we'll discuss her diary and the exhibit. I suggest you anticipate a pop quiz."

    A few kids stayed behind to talk with Mrs. Litzger-Gold. Nicole hung back because Jack had gone to ask the old woman a question. Then it hit her: This was her chance. All she had to do was to go up there and pretend she had a question, too. Jack would notice. He'd be impressed with her sensitivity. For the first time, he would really see her.

    She headed for the front of the room, trying to come up with a question for the speaker. What happened to your family? That might be good. At that moment, Mrs. Litzger-Gold finished answering Jack and looked directly at Nicole. The weirdest feeling came over Nicole, as if she was somehow connected to this woman.

    "Thank you again, ma'am," Jack said, as he walked away. For once, Nicole's eyes didn't follow him. They were still locked on the old woman's face.

    "Have we ... met before?" Nicole ventured.

    "Have we?"

    "Ironic question, Miss Burns," Zooms called. She was closing the classroom windows. "Considering that you weren't listening when Mrs. Litzger-Gold was speaking."

    Nicole's face burned. "I was listening." Her eyes went back to Mrs. Litzger-Gold. For some reason, Nicole didn't want to lie to her. "To tell you the truth," she said, her voice low, "I really wasn't listening to you much."

    The old woman smiled. "To tell you the truth, I already knew that. I also know you stayed behind to talk to that handsome boy and not to me."

    "You're right. I'm sorry."

    Mrs. Litzger-Gold cocked her head to the side, still contemplating Nicole. "Do you believe in signs?"

    Nicole was confused. "What, like astrology?"

    "More like things unspoken, things the heart knows."

    "I don't know."

    "What is your name?"

    "Nicole."

    "A lovely name." She began to gather her things from Zooms' desk. "Perhaps we'll have a chance to speak again sometime, Nicole. I would like that." With a smile on her lips, Mrs. Litzger-Gold's eyes met Nicole's one last time. Then she walked out the classroom door.


NOTES FROM GIRL X


CAUTION!!! WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

Day 4, 4:53 p.m.


Frightening Thought du Jour: I've never once seen my parents really kiss. What if the feeling of wanting someone so badly that you ache with wanting them always dies? What if all you get in its place is the married-and-live-happily-ever-after lie, which really means mortgages and dental bills and PTA meetings and nothing exciting for the rest of your entire life?


The Truth Hurts, So? H the Perfect can get J back because looks are power. Anyone who says that isn't true is lying. This is just the way it is.


The Truth Hurts, So? Part Two: The thoughts in my head are more interesting than the words on my lips. In school, with my family, every time I open my mouth, someone else speaks. Someone dull and ordinary. The only time I can transcend that is when I dance. Then I don't think. I just feel. I am the wind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

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    This is a good book, i first got it as a sample and read it now it is my official book! You have to read this book

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    I love this book so much!!! i finished it in like a day or two. Couldn't put it down! I totally recommend it to everyone! I can't wait to start it for the second time. It's the kind of book that you can read over and over again. No matter how many times you read it, it always gets better and better!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2009

    Amazing book!!

    This book is sooooo good!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    AMAZING!

    This book is so amazing I can not even begin to describe it. I got this book in a hurry thinking it looked okay, but when I started reading it I was hooked on it I couldn't stop reading it. This book is so great and so sad at the same time. I reccomend a box of tissues when reading this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Motherofateengirl

    I never read much as a student but now as a mother of very intellaget children I want to experiance school throught them. So this past month I read The diary of Anne Frank and fell in love with her. Whick bring me to my review of this book. If you read The diary of A.F and was left wanting more like myself. This is a good choice. Its not a five star/ must read on my list but it does serve its perpose. Which is to informe/intertain. We will never forget!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    good play

    i seen the play but now i want to read the book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    Wow. What else can I say? This was fantastic. Nicole Burns who is the main character falls back in time and ends up in Nazi Paris, France. She has the good life now until the Nazis start taking over! Can she find a way back? Not without Anne Frank!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is really good. It tells what happened in the Holocaust. It was weird at some times but the rest, whoo, it was a really good book. I reccomend this book highly to kids and adults so they can cahnge their lifestyle a bit. Instead of being greedy, you can be nice. I love this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2006

    Anne Frank and Me=Best Book Ever!

    Kudos to Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld for writing such an outstanding and realistic Holocaust story! I could really relate to Nicole and her friends, and this book made me more interested in the Holocaust. I felt like I was there with Nicole. Everyone should read this at least once in his or her life. Excellent read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2006

    Simply amazing...

    I read 'Anne Frank and Me' after reading a lot of other novels about teens in the Holocaust, and this was by far my favorite. I thought it really covered historical and present-day values that everyone could learn from. As a future writer and actress, I also loved the fact that it was based on a play! I cried at the end!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2006

    Meghan

    Anne Frank and Me, is a wonderful book it was so sad, It's one of the few books i cry about. The author really makes it feel like your their with Nichol and you really can feel what she's feeling

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2006

    A Gripping Novel

    I could not put this book down. Anne Frank and Me is undoubtedly one of the most powerful novels of historical fiction for teens. This book is both inspiring and heartbreaking, and readers will immediately relate to Nicole as both an apathetic American teenager and as a persecuted French Jew. Her angst is genuine in both sides of her character. Bennett can capture the voice of a teenage girl like no other contemporary author can. Anne Frank and Me sparkles. I now have a new favorite book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2006

    Absoulutly Breathtaking

    I am in seventh grade and have recently Finished reading 'Anne Frank'(A good read, but somewhat 'blurry'). The day after reading it, I went to my Local Library to find another book that would sustain my imagination for a while. Instead I found a book that would somehow, simutaniously, give me the information I was looking for and create a hunger for more. I am very interested in the Holocaust, so when I saw 'Anne Frank and me', I grabbed it out of pure intrest. I was immediatly drawn in by the characters(my faviorte being David)and compleatly engulfed by the plot. What made it better was that, although fictional, the story was based on facts. I can seriously say that I understand more about the Holocaust now than when I fineshed 'Anne Frank'. I cherished it from the first page to the very last sentance,which made me cry. I fineshed it the very next day. When I was reading 'Anne Frank' I kept thinking 'Its a shame she never got to make her dreams come true,' but this book showed me she DID succede. She both fullfiled her dreams and triumphed over the Nazis. Like the book so rightly states, she became a writer and broke a million hearts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    Terrific Book

    This book is for people who enjoyed Anne Frank's Diary and like historic fiction. great book, a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    Excellent Book!

    I read Anne Frank and Me in less than one day; I could never put it down. This book brings you into the world of a young Jewish girl and a normal American teenager from the twentieth century. Everyone will love this book, it makes it seem like you are there with Nicole until the very end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    Excellent

    This is probably the best book I've read in a long time. The dialouge and the descriptions, the plotline, just everything is the mark of some real skill behind this book. It was obviously heavily researched, and creative thinking had to be used as well. It didn't try to give us the impression that they didn't care about other things anymore now that they were fearing for their lives; they still cared, but it wasn't as important. My point is that it was realistic, and I felt like I could really relate to Nicole. 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2004

    Amazing

    This is an amazing story that made my heart stop when it ended. The only book that could even measure to this is Anne Frank's own diary. WHen readers discover the horrible things about World War II That are expressed in this book, their life's will change for an eternity

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2001

    Excellent!

    I loved this book. It is one of the best books about Anne Frank I ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2001

    You Gotta Read This Book!

    I have read the book, Anne Frank and Me. It was a wonderful book to read. It was very sad, scary, and exciting at the same time. Before you read this book, I would suggest that you read Anne Frank's diary before you read this book because it has a few parts from the diary in the book. If you like books about World War II, this is the book to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Awsome book

    I really loved this book x girl ( nicole) is such a great girl in the story and me loving romance i knew this book was for me i recomend this book!! :)

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