The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings (McDougal Littell Literature Connections)

The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings (McDougal Littell Literature Connections)

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Albert Hackett


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ISBN-13: 9780395833643
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Series: McDougal Littell Literature Connections Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x (h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

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The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings (McDougal Littell Literature Connections) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Ryanne.Thompson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book, of course, is about a girl named Anne Frank. Anne was a girl who lived during World War II. Her family went into hiding when her sister, Margot, got a telegram telling her to report to the train station. Anne and Margot¿s father had been preparing a place for them in an attic above his company in Amsterdam. One of Otto Frank, Anne¿s father¿s, employees, Miep Gies, helped them get food and other items. They had another family that was staying with them and a dentist as well. The family that was staying with the Franks had a son named Peter who Anne had a thing for. Their lives were torn apart when they were found in the attic. This book helped me understand a teenage girl who lived and died during the time of World War II. Anne must have been and extremely strong person to have to entertain herself for those few years that her family was in hiding. She was also sent to a concentration camp where she had no clue what the Nazis were going to do with her or her friends and family. It was sad to me that the whole group all ended up dying except for Anne¿s father. Otto Frank must have also been a mentally strong man to have his friends and family pass away and then publish his daughter¿s diary. I think Anne and I are similar in ways. Anne was kind of the dreamer and the joker in her family. People should read this book to help them think about what they have and why they should be thankful for it.
LarryJackson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank¿s parents give her a diary. She¿s excited because she wants someone, or something, in which to tell all of her secret thoughts.She feels misunderstood by everyone she knows. Anne starts writing about daily events, her thoughts, school grades, Peter all that. But, within a month, her entire life changes. As Jews in Germans occupied Holland, the Frank and Vaan Dan family fears for their lives. When Margot, is called to appear before the authorities, which would almost surely mean she was being sent to a concentration camp, Anne and her family go into hiding. They move into a little section of Anne's father's office building that is hidden behind a swinging bookcase.Later, Mr. Dussel, a dentist moves in, and Anne has to share her room with him. Anne¿s adolescence is spent hidden from the outside world. She¿s cooped up in tiny rooms, tiptoeing around during the day and becoming seperated from the sounds of bombs and gunfire at night.The Franks have tons of reading material and a radio. Anne grows in her knowledge of politics and literature, and she puts tons of energy into studying and writing. At the same time, she grows further and further away from the other members of the Annex.I like this book because it is about regular people in an irregular situation. Also because it is about a girl who writes her feelings and changes she goes through in the Annex. She does regular things in there except they have a quite hours. The surprising thing about this is that they made it two years before they made it that long. I like how they try to stay normal and go to school. One part Peter and Anne go on a date in the Annex and I thought that was cool.
Hailey.Parker1234 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Diary of Anne Frank is a book based off of a young girls diary. Anne wrote in this diary during the Holocaust. It is Basically about how her family has to go into hiding or else they would have been sent to concentration camps. The Franks and a few other family's hid upstairs in a business place. The family wouldnt be able to move around, use the bathroom, or talk during the day because of the risks of being caught. They were only allowed to talk and move around freely at night. Anne wrote in the diary every day telling about her life in hiding. That is what the book is about. I thought this book was a great book about this girls life. I thought it was sad at times. This book was full of wonderful facts and is a true story. I really liked reading this book. I say that it was one of the best books that is a true story. If you would like to know about this girls life in hiding and things about the holocaust then this is a great book for you to read.
Bobby3457 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that Anne Frank took a pretty good diary of her own life during this time when she lived behind a bookcase. I liked that it told the things that she was going through at her age not just the basic things that she was having to go through at the time. She talked to her diary like she was her best friend and it was because she was alone in that place with no one her own age so she made her own friend that would listen to the things that she had to say. There are a lot of versions of this same book and many of them are shortened to the more interesting things that happend during her time in the secret annex. The thing that I liked the most about this is that it really happend and wasn't just a story that was made up out of someone's head. It had good detail in it i don't think that Anne who was the original author had that much detail since she was a child. There were a lot of things that barely happend to the people that were staying with her. Some of the people almost survived by a short amount of time. I thought that it was a good book and anextrordinary true story.This book is the diary of Anne Frank while she is in a safe room hidden behind a bookcase. There are originaly seven people that are living in the annex then there is someone that is added to their numbers Mr.Dussell. Anne hates him and she is forced to sleep in the same room as him and they fight all of the time. Anne and Peter start to have feelings for eachother half way through the book. They find out that Mr.Van Pels has been stealing food for himself the whole time that they have been there. On one of the nights there is a rober in the factory that they are living above and then the rober starts to try to blackmail the owners of the factory for more money so he wont go to the police. I don't see why the Franks didn't go to Swizerland like everyone thought that they did. Swizerland never got involved in the war so it was a pretty safe place. The people that were staying in the annex are found by the police and they are put on the last train that is leaving Amsterdam to go to their labor camps. The only survivor of all the people that were staying the that place was the father of Anne Frank Otto Frank.