Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank, Selma Blair

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 

In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Praise for The Diary of a Young Girl

“A truly remarkable book.”The New York Times

“One of the most moving personal documents to come out of World War II.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“There may be no better way to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructible nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil.”Chicago Tribune

“The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust . . . remains astonishing and excruciating.”The New York Times Book Review

“How brilliantly Anne Frank captures the self-conscious alienation and naïve self-absorption of adolescence.”Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307737854
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 8
Sales rank: 508,462
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Annelies Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Anne and her family were persecuted alongside millions of Jews prior to and during World War II for their faith.  It was during this period on her 13th birthday that Anne recieved a diary in which she wrote her life story. Forced to flee their home and go into hiding, the Frank family was eventually seperated, with Anne and her sister Margot being placed in Bergen-Belsen. In 1945, years after their initial seperation, it was discovered that both Anne and her sister were killed, leaving only her beloved diary behind.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8th grade literature class watched a video of the life of Anne Frank. After the video, I was so interested in the video about her life, I decided to read the book. So as soon as school let out, I went to the library and checked out, 'Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl'. I was at first wondering if I would like it but I looked past that and began to read it. So as I got further and further into the book, I realized how hard life was for her. And not just her but her whole family and friends and the Jewish population. There were some things in the book that I never knew. I never knew that Hitler had brown hair and brown eyes when he requested that all who lived in Germany had blonde hair and blue eyes! I never knew that so much hatred could be in one person before. I felt as though I was Anne Frank and that I was there. It seemed very frightening not knowing if it will be your last day in your home, let alone your life! I liked this book and I would recommend it to any girl who likes to go back in time and feel as though you are reliving history through the eyes of a young girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Diary of a Young Girl is a great book. I love to read so this book was really nice to read. I love Anne Frank. Thats one of the reasons I read the book. And also because the book has a great lesson that I think would help everyone in certan ways. I think everyone should read the book. I think they would all like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful. When I was readingthis it made me cry and feel bed. I already read 'number the stars', and 'Daniels Story' I felt so bad for the Jewish People.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Franks diary is a very inspiring story of a 13 year old sent off to hiding during the time the Natzi's were taking over Europe. Anne's diary is a classic you'll never forget!
Harambe's Killer More than 1 year ago
This artwork of literature helped us to find the little girl, which is fantastic. She was stupid enough to publish this book and give away all their secrets and stuff. Hitler himself came to her doorstep and asked for her autograph, he was her biggest fan. After he got the signature, you should have seen the look on his face, it was Mein Kampf all over again. He then personally took her to the gas chamber, what an honor! May she rest is pepperoni.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very imformative when it comes to learning about world war 2. But when it comes to her life it is very dull because what do you have to do if you are locked up so that means that what she writes is not much and is not exciting.