Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Germany. Her family moved to Amsterdam in 1933, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
Francine Prose is the author of the novels A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the guide Reading Like a Writer, and Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife.
Maggie_S, October 30, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Anne Frank was so beautiful and optimistic! She had so many huge dreams for her future. The whole time I was reading I kept looking for some hint of foreshadowing; waiting to see if she knew what was in store for her. Despite her two years in hiding in such close quarters with everyone else; despite her entire world being narrowed down to a handful of other people and having to make luxuries of things everyone else takes for granted as necessities, young Miss Frank not only maintained a cheerful outlook but she even thrived! I can't imagine that I would have been as strong as she was. I wish this were a work of fiction. I wish Anne Frank had a chance to grow up. She would have set the world on its end! She is a wonderful, vivacious girl and her death was a tragedy for everyone who came after.
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