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Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipović
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Jun 03, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction, young-adult
Recommended for: Girls
Read from June 02 to 03, 2011 , read count: 1

I feel bad for not really liking this book... It is a diary of a girl in Sarajevo in the 90's during the Bosnian War.. Don't get me wrong, the diary is interesting, but I was hoping for something deeper and more descriptive.. You know.. Like Anne Frank. The entries are very repetitive, Bombing. Shooting. No electricity.. She didn't really go in to details about herself, or describe the house, or really any details at all.. I think the real greatness of this book is that at the time it brought a voice to the conflict and made people more aware of what was going on. I think that continues to be it's strength. Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten on Wikipedia and looked for more information about this war that happened when I was nearly the same age as Zlata but never learned about in school (even with a BA in History.. I guess there are just too many wars to cover).
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