The Diary of A Young Girl

The Diary of A Young Girl

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Large Print - 1995
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Journal of a Jewish teenager describes the joys and torments of daily life and typical adolescent thoughts throughout two years spent in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of Holland.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1995
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780783814377
Branch Call Number: LP 940.548 Fra
Additional Contributors: Frank, Otto H 1889-1980
Pressler, Mirjam


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Aug 03, 2017

Anne Frank tells the autobiographical tale of a young Jew living during the Holocaust time period: in the words of her own diary. Stunningly real and true, Anne is forced to move into a secret passage alongside another family in hiding from the Nazis. “Secret Annex” is what the hideaway is called, where Anne spends most of her years and writes in her diary of the travails and all the happy moments in that Annex. The most appeasing part of this book is that it is a play by play diary that highlights all the good and bad times she experienced, and in such a manner that you feel for the real Anne Frank and it seems as though you know her well. The beginning pages show memorabilia such as photos of herself and transcripts she scribes that are a nice accompaniment. There may be times, however, when you lose interest in some parts of her entries, but that is only part of the splendor that she was not writing a novella that she planned on publishing; rather a story of her life. Rating 4/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Dec 31, 2016

Is this an amazing work of literature? No, clearly not but that's ok. It tells the important story of Franks and Van Daans during their time in hiding. It was not a book I enjoyed reading (partially because it is a a diary and partially because I already knew the fate of the author) and often found myself forcing myself to read it, but I am glad I did. It was a good complement to visiting Auschwitz and the Anne Frank house earlier this year.

Sep 11, 2016

Anne wished to become a writer. She did, and left a legacy that has educated millions. This work is an important read.

ehbooklover Feb 01, 2015

I have been to the Anne Frank House and I'm not ashamed to say that it brought me to tears. Seeing her posters still on the walls of the Secret Annex was especially emotional. This diary is a testament to the spirit and courage Anne showed despite extremely heartbreaking and frightening circumstances. A must read.

May 02, 2014


May 02, 2014


Don’t get me wrong here, the story is amazing, I just don’t find the book all that great. I felt as if this book was a lot like unwanted homework, I just wanted to finish reading it and get it over with. Even though I didn’t really appreciate the book, I did appreciate the amazing story of Anne Frank. If you ever find yourself reading this book, and it feels like unwanted homework, just skip to the end to read about her life. Her summarized life story is a much easier and better read. I only recommend reading this book if you wish to go more in depth into the life of Anne Frank.

Sep 22, 2013

This book is a work of art! It is amazing... a book that simply must be read!

Jul 19, 2013

i love this book i read it about 100 times uhhhhhhh

May 05, 2013

Unexpurgated version. Quarrelsome, self-absorbed teen diarist criticizes her family and other companions in hiding. She is so much wiser than the adults. Everyone has failed her. Endless complaining. The diary has become a quasi-religious text for many people. Anne's plight was tragic, but her diary, in this uncut version, is not very edifying. Viewed objectively, it amounts to an extended tirade against her mother, sister, and everyone else at one time or another. She could have made her mother feel appreciated in her last months of life, but instead did the opposite.

Dimmu16 Sep 05, 2012

Extremely sad story! It's unbelievable! These poor people! :( But it is extremely interesting.

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daydreamer6O4 Dec 19, 2016

“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”

Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Apr 25, 2011

"At such moments I don't think about all the misery, but about the beauty that still remains..."

Mar 27, 2011

What's done cannot be undone, but at least you can keep it from happening again. - Anne Frank

Mar 27, 2011

"The best remedy for those who are frightenend, lonely or unhappy is to go outisde, somewhere they can be alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature's beauty and long as this exists, I know there will be solace for every sorrow. - Anne Frank


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Dimmu16 Sep 05, 2012

The 2 years in hiding of Anne Frank.


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