The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel

The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel

by Ellen Feldman
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The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel by Ellen Feldman

What if the boy in hiding with Anne Frank survived and reinvented himself after the war, as he swore in the diary to do? Based on extensive research of Peter van Pels and the strange and disturbing life Anne Frank's diary took on after her death, this is a novel about the memory of death, the death of memory, and the inescapability of the past.

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ISBN-13: 9780393059441
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date: 04/11/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.03(d)

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Boy Who Loved Anne Frank 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting and brave book that deals with the premise that Peter lived,and what he did with that life as as survivor.It fascinated me how the character repressed and then discovered truths both real and some distorted about himself and family. Would recommend this book, it has a lot to say.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man, when I first saw my dad's girlfriend read it, I told her that she had to let me borrow it. I really got into this book, and I couldn't even stop reading it! I really wish that it wasn't a novel, but the real thing that happenend to him. I even forgot that Ellen even wrote the book! I totally recommend this book, but not for anyone who is under 12. All I have to say for this book is: OUTSTADING!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I could not put it down and read it in one sitting. It intermingles so much of the 'Diary' and his imagnined life that you get truly engrossed in believing it's real.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently read this title with my book club. This book could have been a really great story. The concept was fabulous.I wish the author would have spent more time on Peter's past life or with his current family life. Peter seems more focused on his mental problems than anything else. The 'Diary of Anne Frank' is such a well known story. This book will benefit from the association, but is a bit of a let down.