Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo: Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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When Zlata?s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-today record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in...
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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo: Revised Edition

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Overview

When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-today record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101006979
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 125,450
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Zlata Filipovic wrote her diary between September 1991 and October 1993. Following its publication, she was awarded the Special Child of Courage Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. She and her family left Sarajevo in December of 1993, and used the proceeds from the book to launch a charity for child victims of the Bosnian war.


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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    omg

    this book is amazing. get it u will be happy u did

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Umm i kinda read it?

    Ok i read this in a short version for schoolit was kinda interesting i reccomend this to people who care about serijevo(not that i dont)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Zlata diary

    It is a great book i am reading it in school andi p
    lan on buying it for my nook

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    ehh

    i read a few entries in my textbook at school. it sounds like an ok book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

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    Amazing!!!!!

    5 stars all around. This book was really the best book EVER. It was so informative and just gave you a good understanding of how it was like to be a child in a war-torn city, where when you looked outside, you didnt see blue skies, they were BLACK. She didnt see kids playing outside, she saw DEATH. It was dangerous to GO TO SCHOOL, nevermind play with her friends. once again, Amazing book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

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

    this book was a great experence. reading a childs diary from when she/he was in war. i never thought that living in war was that bad. well, actually i know it would but wheni was reading this book, i really felt that i was in the same spot light as Zlata i realized that even reading this book made me consintrate on what life is like living in a toown with a war going on in that town.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Zlata Filipovic was a normal eleven year old girl in Sarajevo, B

    Zlata Filipovic was a normal eleven year old girl in Sarajevo, Bosnia until the Bosnian War began in 1991. Zlata’s life changed a lot from there on. She enjoyed going to school, playing with friends, and watching TV just as any fifth grader would, but under the new circumstances created by the war she could not do any of that anymore. She had to spend her days locked in a bomb shelter to hide from the artillery fire or in her house constantly to avoid the sniper fire. She loses many friends during the war. They are either killed or leave Sarajevo to escape the chaos. It has a serious effect on Zlata and her parents.
    Zlata had to go every day listening to the shelling of the artillery, After a while she became used to the noise and it did not really bother her as long as a shell did not hit within 500 meters of her house. She spent most of her days hiding in her neighbors, the Bobars, bomb shelter with her parents. Days would pass before she could even hear from or see her friends. It was dangerous for them to cross town to see one another. They had to worry about sniper fire too. They had one that would upon them and play tricks with her family. They nicknamed him Jovo and Zlata said he was playful with his fire. The war had torn most of the city of Sarajevo that she had grown up into rubble and ruins. Her school was destroyed by a shell and it also had killed a boy in her class with the shrapnel. They did not have water, gas, or electricity most of the time. They also had shortages of food. Occasionally they had the luck of receiving a care package from friends who had fled to safety, from someone donating from another country, or a United Nations care package. Her normal life of watching MTV, playing with friends, and going to school was gone her childhood had been taken from her. The war started in 1991 and Zlata managed to escape before it ended because of a reporter getting her diary published as a book.
    Teenagers and Pre-teens would be suitable readers for this book. They would learn of what the hardships of living in a war zone would be and could relate to Zlata’s life before it. It might help one realize their life could be taken just like Zlata’s was. I think that the words in the book are at level of this age group too.
    This book is wonderful for someone who finds war stories interesting. It has an interesting story to be told about a young girl whose everyday life is torn into pieces because of other people’s decisions. It shows her point of view on the politics of war and gives her opinion upon it. The book would be an interesting read for Teenagers and Pre-Teens because of some might relate to her life before the war. The wording of the book is also suitable for this level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Good

    I first read this book when I was 8 years old. It is still as moving 20 years later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    This is the perfect story for anyone who loves a tragic story. T

    This is the perfect story for anyone who loves a tragic story. This story is also an accurate PG-13 record of what happened during the Bosnian War and has no explicit language anywhere in the book. The setting and time that the story takes place in is Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, which occurred between the spring of 1992 and the winter of 1995.. The story starts as a sweet and happy story, but turns into a tragic, bitter, and sad story. In the midst of the chaotic tragedy are death, starvation, destruction, vital supply shortages, corrupt politicians, and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Great Book

    I enjoyed this book because of all it's pictures and writings. It's lesson is to never give up even if you feel like you hve to. Most people just think that other people in diffrent countrys can take on war but the kids in these countrys can't like in the Phillipines where that huge hurricane is taking place. :(for those kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Omv Omg

    Very sad but insparational. One of the best books i ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Best book

    I loved this book i had to read it for a book report for school

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Easy read- especially for school

    I had a list of books to choise from for school and I chose this one because it seemed not vert difficult. And I was right. Of course its written in a young point of view. Not difficult, but interesting enough.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Slow, but an important point of view

    Though this book is slow reading, it is an important story told from a rarely-heard point-of-view. There are critics who said she wrote the diary as if planning on publishing it from the start. To this I say 1) So what? The hope of sharing her story with the world a la her heroine Anne Frank does not diminish what she has to say or the truth of her words, and 2) Having once been a pre-teen and teenage girl who kept a diary, I can vouch that the style of her diary-keeping does not indicate that she expected to publish her entries one day. Rather, it indicates a belief that someone else might one day read her diary, even if only her mother or father. Since she lived during a time and place of war, the belief that someday someone would read her diary without her there to explain, her reasoning is not far-fetched.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2008

    A reviewer

    This book starts with Zlata talking, in diary entrys, about the war nearby her home. It later goes on to talk about the bombing and shellings in Sarajevo, her home. The author, Zlata Filipovic, does a good job to convey the reader to keep reading, even though when she wrote it that wasnt her purpose. She talks about tramatic events during the war and hard times which makes you want to keep reading to see the outcome. Something that I like about this book is that the book is in diary entrys. I like this because she talks about the most exciting times, and its not boring. But something that confused me in this book was the location of the war in the beginning of the book. I recall her mentioning the war nearby, but i dont think the location. I also dont really understand or know why the troops came over to her home country, or how the war spread. Someone who might enjoy this book or find it interesting would be someone who doesnt really know what war is like or the situations some people are in. It taught me very much about the hardships people have to live with and what war really is like.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

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

    Zlata's Diary is about a young girl living her life in Sarajevo. Zlata is a young girl who was to go through war, and watches her beloved ones, friends and family pass away. She has to live her life not being able to go to school or play outside, she even has to be catious of going out into her front yard. The author Zlata Filipovic, does a good job of engaging the reader. She explains so much in the story and gives every little detail as if you're there. I like how at the end of the book Zlata gets to go back to school, but I still don't understand why the war broke out in the first place. I think people who enjoy history and learning more about historical events will enjoy this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

    Amazing book

    This book is absolutely amazing. One of those books you just can't put down. You have to know what's going to happen to Zlata and her family next. What's going to happen to her family and friends.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    Oh man.

    This book wasn't that great.It was like a diffrent verison of Anne Frank but shorter, with less suspence!!Sorry!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

    Zalta's Story Touches the Heart

    This book has the power to touch the hearts of anyone who reads it. It is the diary of little Zalta- a girl trapped in the midst of Yugoslavia's war. The book is very similar to the Diary of Ann Frank. It shows how one girl's happy life is changed forever. It is absolutely touching!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    A reviewer

    Zlata is a child,she has not seen the whole world yet and hasn't realized many things. She has a wonderful life until the war breaks out.She sees many thing that she never thought she would ever see happen. Zlata's friend gets killed in the war in the very park they had hung out in. It's sad how they have to go through that conflict. Will it ever end?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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