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.
Sophie stein, May 7, 2011 (view all comments by Sophie stein)
The diary of Anne Frank is highly interesting as a a first hand account of the world of an intelligent and vibrant teenage girl. The unique circumstances under which it was written add interesting as well as tragic twists to the story but in essence it remains one of the most authentic account of female adolescence.
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taylorp.hvm, June 8, 2010 (view all comments by taylorp.hvm)
This is a classic story about a young girl in the Holocaust. There is not much to say about this book, because you have to read it to understand. I loved this book because being interested in history this story taught me a lot about what people had to go through. A lot of people died in the Holocaust, and for a 13 year old girl you could only imagine what it was like. It also teaches about trust, like when her family is hiding in the attic and someone turns them in probably for money, or in order to keep their lives. Back in those times the Jewish were not considered a human, but a number. Everything they had was taken from them, and they died horribly. I recommend this book to all ages 10+ up. It teaches a lot about our history, and might help you understand what our world had to go through, at some time or another.
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insanebutnot, November 6, 2007 (view all comments by insanebutnot)
i am curantly reading this book, and i havent gotten that far and i all ready love it. We had read one part of the story in school, and i have wanted to read the book ever sence. it is very insperational
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