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

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

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by Zlata Filipovic
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0140242058

ISBN-13: 9780140242058

Pub. Date: 02/01/1995

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140242058
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book that you will never forget. An amazing story of hope, sorrow, and courage, it is a very powerful diary.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, its one of those that keeps your interest and is hardto put down because u r so curious of what will happen next! I would reccomend this book to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very sad life that Zlata had in Sarajevo. I think she should earn all the stars and a medal because how she kept people reading in the book. How? Well, Zlata is basically a homeless person, and tries to find a way not to think about what was going up above ground.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book Zlata's Diary is a sad and awesome book to read. Zlata's Diary should get 5 stars plus a gold metal for being so great. That is what I think of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a moving life story of a girl with a heart of gold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was vrey good. We are readibg it at school for 10 minutes evry day and then writing our own thoughts and views about what happened evry day in our own Journals. You should read this book. You will enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This diary is a great. It really makes you think how blessed you are here in America! Read it today!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It showed the world through her eyes and what she had to go through every day. 'Zlata's Diary' deserves a metal!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this story is about an eleven- year old girl who lives through an amazing war, with devestating destruction of Sarajevo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the book but it did not keep my attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the story about a young girl growing up in Sarajevo. She was a very normal girl, she played piano, went to school, enjoyed sports, hated boys, and even liked to dance. Although when she was around 10, a war broke out near her home. She was forced to move out, live in harsh war conditions without gas, heating, or sometimes even food. All this caused her to feel like she couldn't go on anymore. Living in a country at war isn't very easy at all, especially when as a child you don't even know why the war is being fought. One thing I liked about this book was that it was a diary, the story wasn't altered to make it seem more interesting. It was all true. I really enjoy true stories. This book seemed very sad, but when I really sat down to think about it, it was simply about a girl wanting to get her story out there about the true harsh reality of a war. I guess this book really opened my eyes to what a war is really like. Although this book was great, I didn't like the fact that it was an Anne frank repeat. It was very interesting to read but it seemed like the girl wrote it just to have it published instead of for herself. It didn't seem like a true diary, it seemed like a book. I know what I write about in my diary and what I would write about during hard times, but the things she said just didn't make it seem to sincere. In the end I did enjoy this book though. I would recomend it to a younger crowd of kids though, middle school aged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the same voice as Anne Frank, Zlata has kept a journal of the painful living, she and her family, had to endure through the through the war in Sarajevo. A book that proves that people do endure through the toughest of times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing insight to the tragic things the people of Sarejevo faced. It was emotionally moving and had a great impact on how i now view the world i live in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story of her life. It was horrible to read what she went through at such a young age.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am proud to be an american. I understand your story. This story is very sad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My review is that this story end differently as I expected. It looks like it didn't have no end. I realize that this was a true story. It was diffrent as the other books I read.It was wierd when the scences changing from one place to another.