Thursday, 9 July 2015

Book Review - The Diary of a Young Girl

This book, which is more commonly know as The Diary of Anne Frank, is something I think everyone should read at some point in their lives. Whether you love fiction or non-fiction, call yourself a bookworm, or prefer the telly really, you MUST read this book. It is not just the way it is written or the 'storyline', but the pure emotion and raw feelings which are so well captured.

For those of you who don't know, Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who lived at the time of World War Two. Her family were forced into hiding because of the Nazis' attitude towards Jewish people and her diary documents the time they spent, constantly in fear of what might happen to them, from 1942 to 1944. When they were eventually betrayed and found, they were taken to concentration camps and Anne died in 1945, just before the end of the war.

I have not given this book a rating because I think it would be disrespectful. It is most certainly one of the most touching and thought-provoking tales I have ever come across and it is even written very well for someone so young.

I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 10 because it is a story which would be too upsetting for young children, but I think everyone should know that when life seems hopeless, happiness can be found, even if it is just for a few moments.

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