Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex
Tales from the Secret Annex is acomplete collection of Anne F...more
The stories are interesting in their own right, but they do drag in places. It's rather obvious that if she had the chance, she would have probably edited and developed the stories to something that would be of better quality, but they are very good for the stage they are in. Definitely a must read for those interested in Anne Frank and/or the...more
I am sorry for all the people that wrote that Tales from the Secret Annex is a book for children and that it is nothing special. I loved it more than the Twilight's saga or other young - adults' book of course! It is very intelligent and full of messages.
Yes, Anne mostly wrote about faries b...more
I was seriously flipping out. It was crazy, thinking that I was stepping where Anne was. I read her diary, I read her stories, I read so much Anne Frank since I was 6 years old and voila! I was standing in Anne Frank's place reading the messages on the walls and seeing her real diary before me.
By the time I got to the gift shop, I picked up this book and proposed that I wanted to read it. So t...more
Dei brani ho apprezzato particolarmente quelli basati sull'esperienza personale di Anne, non solo nell'alloggio segreto, ma anche nella vita precedente alle leggi razziali.
Incredibile come una ragazzina si ponesse problemi così particolari sul proprio carattere e sulle sue relazioni con gli altri.
Per quanto riguar...more
"The connection was beyond shadow of a doubt... strong.
I have to read some more!"
Then I found...
ANNE FRANK'S TALES FROM THE SECRET ANNEX
STUCK IN A HIDDEN PLACE FOR 2 YEARS? DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. WRITE!
This was what Anne did. But long before the war had broken, she had been particularly fond of the bliss offered by a wandering mind and writing. The Tales from the Secret Annex gives us a glimpse of Anne Frank's remarkable talent. A chatterbox she may h...more
Several of the stories are cleaned up excerpts of daily life in the Annex. Some of them are clearly morality tales, or essays, which would have likely been fit for publishing in magazines. The further you get, the more obviously her writing matures. And then there's "Cady's Life," which...more
Many of these stories may sound childish or of a worst quality than her diary itself, but Anne's prose definetely had something magical in it. We can discover her personality through these works of her. Some of them resemble to the fables she'd hear, others to the books she'd read... but I can clearly see loads of talent in this 14-year old.
If given the oportunity, she'd been one of the greatest authors of her generation.
PSSST. Read her diary, too, it's incredible!
I think the character that changes the most in this book is Anne Frank (of course) because she learns, from her writing, that you can always get something good out of any situation. Even war. I think what taught her this was that when she wrote...more
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank was a German-born Jewish girl from the city of Frankfurt, who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family and four friends in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
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I have to admit that it can be annoying sometimes, but I comfort myself with the thought that "You won't know until you ask," though by now I've asked so much that they ought to have made me a professor.
When I got older, I noticed that not all questions can be asked and that many whys can never be answered. As a result, I tried to work things out for myself by mulling over my own questions. And I came to the important discovery that questions which you either can't or shouldn't ask in public, or questions which you can't put into words, can easily be solved in your own head. So the word 'why' not only taught me to ask, but also to think. And thinking has never hurt anyone. On the contrary, it does us all a world of good.”