Book: The Diary Of A Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Rating: 4

Summary:

The Diary Of A Young Girl-Anne Frank

The book, ‘The diary of a young girl’ is, as the name suggests, a diary written by Anne Frank, a Jewish young girl of 13 years. During the Nazi occupation of Netherlands, Anne and her family, in order to survive had to hide in an annex in their office building and even share the space with another family. To Anne Frank, who never confided much in anyone, the diary was her confidante and companion, with whom she could be completely open .She named her diary 'Kitty' and entries in the diary begin with “My dear Kitty. Anne Frank was like any other teenager who had dreams and ambitions. In her diary she writes about her beliefs, her friends, her school and her boyfriend Peter. Anne and her family were eventually captured by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp where young Anne, unfortunately passed away. The diary was later recovered by Anne’s father who was the only survivor of the family. Since in her diary she mentions her desire of publishing a book based on her diary, Anne’s Father took it upon himself as his duty to make his daughter’s dream come true.

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Social/Historical context:

The diary was written in Amsterdam from 1942-1944, major part of it being written while hiding in the annex. The novel provides valuable information about the holocaust, the Nazi regime and the horrors the Jews had to face. From the book we understand that Jews during the time were not allowed to use public transport and it was mandatory for Jews to wear a yellow badge on their garments so as to identify them as Jews in public.

Writing Style:

Anne Frank was obviously a very talented writer. Anne had such mature views about life and relations ship. Due to the outstanding nature of the writing many had criticized that the book was fabricated. The diary was then subjected to forensic studies and proved otherwise. The writing style is simple and easy to comprehend, written from a first person perspective.

My Thoughts:

Anne Frank’s Diary is a heart rending and moving read. Thinking of a little girl surviving in a cramped space with constant fear of being caught almost brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes life was so hard for Anne that for a moment, she thinks it might have been better if she had died instead of hiding in the Annex. Though she realizes that her life and dreams might be shattered, the courage to face life whatever may happen is truly inspiring. I feel that this is a novel everyone should read in order to understand the destructiveness of fascism and bigotry.

Book Reviewed by Hala Hassan

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