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Anne Frank and Me

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In one moment Nicole Burns's life changes forever. The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself a privileged Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole-now she's a carefree Jewish girl,...more
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Published November 11th 2002 by Puffin Books (first published 1997)
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May 07, 2010 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: 12+ For some mature content (nothing graphic) becuase of the subject matter
Recommended to Michelle by: Counsin(s)
Shelves: read-agains, owned, ya
I read this after The Devil's Arithmetic, and Anne Frank. This is what I would recommend so that you can understand all of the plot points and references to these other books.
It is a fresh (if not similar to Devil's Arithmetic) view on the horrors of the Holocaust. Great for kids who are interested in this part of history, but would rather read fiction than textbooks.

It’s more historical fiction, with a twist. and it deals with the subject of the Holocaust and World War II. It is very simila...more
Alexandra Trumpower
In one moment Nicole Burns's life changes forever. The sound of gunfire at an Anne Frank exhibit, the panic, the crowd, and Nicole is no longer Nicole. Whiplashed through time and space, she wakes to find herself a privileged Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole-now she's a carefree Jewish girl, with wonderful friends and a charming boyfriend. But when the Nazi death grip tightens over France, Nicole is force...more
Mary Grace Albario
‎'People go to death row for crimes they didn't commit; politicians that we elect lie to us. It's important for you to be an independent thinker. Get all the facts, then make up your mind.'- Dr. Bridgeman (Anne Frank and Me, by Bennett and Gottesfeld)

Anne Frank and Me is one of those special books which allows you to travel back in time. It give you a vivid description of what it is like to live and exist in the middle of a war.

I also love the parts where the author gave emphasis to family life,...more
A good read woven with historical facts. The book takes you into the perspective of Nicole, a teenage girl. Like many other teenagers Nicole only worries about boyfriends and clothes. One day a visitor appears in Nicole's classroom to talk about the holocaust. When Nicole stays behind to talk to a boy she gets a feeling that she has known this visitor. More confused than ever Nicole goes with her classmates to a holocaust exhibit with some boy troubles along the way. These troubles soon turn to...more
Justyce Nelson
i love this book because it teaches yew not to be so selfish about life because yew never know what your grandparents or even your parents had 2 do 2 get yew where yew are now. that is what this book taught meeh and if i had a chance i would read this book again and again, and i recommend other ppl to read this book 2. i love this book. i love this book. i love this book. this book is the best book i have ever read and i had to read this book for my book club at skool for a grade and at first i...more
Wow! When I first bought this book at a used book sale for one dollar, I thought it would be a waste of my time. My good friend, DJ, had said it was her favorite 5th grade. So you see why I had my doubts. But this book was very well told and woven with a lot of historical facts about the Holocaust. Nicole Burns doesn't care about history or the Holocaust; all she cares about is getting the boy of her dreams to finally fall in love with her. But when she goes to an Anne Frank exhibit at...more
Krista Stevens
I thought this might be a nice companion for The Diary of Anne Frank. Nicole is a tenth grader, but I felt that she and her friends acted and spoke more like middle school students. Way too much sexual references etc. for MS. This book followed the plot of "The Devil's Arithmetic" with the main character suffering a concussion and going back in time. It took a long time to get to that point and by then, I was mostly skimming and skipping large sections. Unsatisfied with the ending. Doom scenario...more
This book is an absolutely amazing book. And for those of you, who believe Anne Frank and other Holocaust victims are a Hoax, you're wrong! She was a real person! Others were too. Others died. Murdered. Some survived. Listen to the survivors. Learn something. If you read this book, it can truly take you back in time. I love this book, and I wish for many of you to read it. I am considering starting my own Notes From Girl X site. This book is...

Nov 12, 2008 Lauren rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Any high school student
I wish we would have been asked to read this book as a class when I was in high school. It is by far the most captivating piece about WWII I have read.

Ok. Just adding some extra stars there. I mean, five is just NOT enough.
Christina Blahovich
This book challenged my inner child to be a bit more grown up and understand why everything doesn't always end happily ever after.
Apr 16, 2014 Camri rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: anyone who is interested in the holocaust
This book was a clever and thought-provoking story. When I first picked up the book. I thought it was going to be super cheesy book about a time machine but it wasn't at all! By the end of the book I was shocked and curious about the holocaust and I wanted to know more. Towards the end of the story of Nicole in Germany, I was stunned and very shocked. I really connected with the book even though I wash't alive during the holocaust, it felt like somehow I was in the book with Nicole going through...more
The grass sin't always greener on the other side.
As someone who loves History, this was a GREAT book. There was obviously much research conducted prior to writing. Nicole travels back in time to occupied France in the 1940s. Instead of having the amenities she is accustomed to in the 21st Century, she now has the life of a 15 year old French Jewish girl...trying to survive the Nazi rules. The moral of this story is something terrible like the Holocaust could happen to anyone. It did not matter what someone's nationality or even religion was be...more
Ashley W
I first read this book in 6th grade, and I definitely understand it a lot better now being in college than I did at the age of twelve.

Nicole is a very shallow, materialistic girl who only thinks of the boy she is in love with, Jack, her hip hop group, and trying to avoid her annoying little sister and prying parents. The beginning is a bit hard to plod through because of how annoying she is, but it only makes the change that she goes through all the more poignant.

After a mishap at an Anne Fran...more
My 9 yr old fourth grader brought this book home from a free table at school. She was having a hard time understanding it and following the plot.
I read it. I see where it was confusing to her. Probably a little to old for her. I really enjoyed the storyline in France. The current time line was ok but not great. My daughter has been interested in the holocaust and read a few things. She read my copy of The Lost Wife. She did not have any trouble following it.
Perhaps we will check out The Devils...more
This is one of my favorite books ever, hands down. I first read this book in middle school, then again in high school, and I've been thinking I'm due to read it for a third time now that I'm in college (and I rarely read books more than once.) I remember picking this book up on a whim while scanning the library shelves after school one day, and I think it caught my interest since I had always wanted to read the diary of Anne Frank; after I finished this book, I immediately went to my own bookshe...more
I didn't think I was going to like this book very much, but I did.


-Notes from Girl X. Girl X was very entertaining and I loved how Mimi put them around Paris.
-Claire's escape. I loved that particular scene in my brain. I loved how her mom and Nicole chanted: Water for the children!
-David. He was really nice and a good character.
-Liz-Bette. She was sooo cute!!!!
-The fact that she was in a dream. The whole time, you knew it, but Nicole didn't. I loved how it ended when she was abou...more
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As you read this book, you follow an interesting journey of a modern day 15 year old Nicole who learned about life, love, liberty, war, discrimination and the Holocaust at an up-close experience when she entered WWII period of Paris, France.
Jenni Frencham
If you have read The Devil's Arithmetic, then you have the general idea of the plot of this novel. The main character, Nicole, is learning about the Holocaust and is less than enthusiastic about this study. An unusual accident at a museum causes Nicole to believe she has been transported back to France during the second world war and is now part of a fairly rich Jewish family. Nicole's family faces the difficulties of being Jewish in German-occupied France, and eventually Nicole is taken to a co...more
One of the best WWII books that I have read in awhile!!!
If you can get your hand on a copy you will not be able to put it down!
Pace for this book was slow, fast, and then slow again. I enjoyed the part where she is transported back to France during WWII the best.
Teens might relate more to this book than the actual Diary (or hopefully it will encourage them to read the Diary of Anne Frank) because of the modern factors: anonymous blogging, high school politics, and terrorist threats.

"It's amazing, isn't it?" he said softly. "the same stars and the same moon just keep...more
I bought this book at a garage sale. The first 30 or 40 pages were terrible and I almost didn't read it but I wondered where Anne Frank came in and continued reading. I'm glad I did, the story became quite interesting when a modern American teenager wakes up and finds that she is a jewish girl in Paris, 1942. I have always been fascinated by Jewish history and stories and so even though I didn't care for the writing, I have to admit that I was entrigued. I debated over how many stars it deserves...more
I connected with this book, even though I disliked the beginning and can't fully relate to Nicole's character. I didn't really enjoy or feel drawn to the story until Nicole suddenly becomes a Jewish girl in Paris, France during World War II.

I really loved Nicole's diary entries, "Notes from Girl X," and thought they were powerful; they inspired me in my own diary keeping. Adding to that my interest in the Holocaust, my love of France, the French language, Anne Frank, writing and the piano–– all...more
Andrea Pegarella
I agree with many of the reviews here. I would give this book a 3.5; it deserves more than 3. The idea of time travel is always fascinating, but this young lady learns more than she bargained for when she is transported to The world of Anne Frank. The love, the desire for normalcy and all of the emotions of being labeled lesser than hit her very hard. I think the historical value and the nudge toward learning more about Anne Frank is valuable, but the lesson of categorizing and bullying is also...more
Sherry Conner
Great book! It's a time traveling book like Devil's Arithmetic.
Lindsay Guin
I am giving this novel 4 stars because I literally couldn't put it down. Yes, it is very similar to Jane Yolen's The Devil's Arithmetic, but that doesn't bother me at all. I think that the one thing that keeps me from giving it a full 5 stars is the narrator. I found Nicole to be a bit annoying. She definitely wasn't obnoxious or unrealistic, but something about her just didn't make me love her. It wasn't enough to make me stop reading, but I wish she had been a bit more likable. Overall, I foun...more
Colleen Stitch
i have always loved the history of anne frank and anything written relating to her. was I really a huge nerd when I was a teenager? when I first heard about anne frank at the age of thirteen, none of my classmates could case less about her story while I was dying to hear all about her. I read her diary shortly after that. and I have been hooked ever since. I loved the history references. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in ww ii and anne frank.
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