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Anne Frank and Me

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  2,611 Ratings  ·  132 Reviews
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 German-occupied Paris during World War II. No more Internet diaries and boy troubles for Nicole - now she's a carefree Jewish g ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published November 11th 2002 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published 1997)
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Feb 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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
Dec 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own

Ok. Just adding some extra stars there. I mean, five is just NOT enough.
Anonymous Phenomenon
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Daniela Medina
Book: Anne Frannk And Me
Athuor/s: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gittesfeld
Review #4
Pages 352

This was a pretty good book over all I really liked the concept of the book but i was really confused like i couldnt figure out they were speaking or if they were narrating.
I would recommend this book for people who are interested with historical fiction or with WW1 historical fiction. Im still kind of wondering why is it called
Anne Frank and Me if Anne Frank was only in two parts maybe three.
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
'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,
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
Jul 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had not read The Devil's Arithmetic at my first reading of Anne Frank and Me. I had read Anne Frank's diary for the first time. I read this when I was fairly young and all the innuendo went over my head.
Kind of like reading Zel at seven.
I couldn't remember much of this book years later when I was assigned Diary of a Young Girl for English so I decided I would reread it after Anne again. But unlike the first time, I reread Number the Stars and read The Book Thief and The Devil's Arithmetic. I h
Dec 19, 2008 added it
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...

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.
Nov 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Oct 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The grass sin't always greener on the other side.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The theme of the story is people should appreciate the life they have and not wish for a new reality. Nicole was struggling to secure her crush as a boyfriend and felt so insecure she called herself girl x. From the beginning, she disowns herself, "I'm just there... I'll be the one you don't remember." (pg. 1) When she hooks up with her crush, her underpants are showing, and her little sister embarrasses her. After a trip to a museum, strange things start to happen and she is back in time, to th ...more
Marie Massart
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story

I loved this book that's why I am rating it high. It was hard to put it down. I liked it's edge sitting moments throughout the story. I felt it had a good line of events that really happened. Whether or not the characters were real. I would recommend this book to any one what is into historical events. I know I would probably read it again someday.
Alexa Fulk
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful story within a story. A good example of historical fiction. I though the author did a great job displaying Anne Frank within the story without making her the main character. I could not even put it down!!
Maddie Warren
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story in a very different perspective.
The “me” in the title is American teenager Nicole Burns, who blogs about her frustrations with school, her inability to measure up to the ideal body or as the ideal student and daughter that her sister Elizabeth (known as Little Bit or LB on the blog) seems to be, and her infatuation with her classmate Jack (known as J on the blog) under the penname “Girl X”.

“Frightening Thought du Jour: We are teen rodents of civilization, destined to run through a suburban maze at the end of which is the proc

I'm not quite sure what to think of this book. There are things I loved about it, but also some things I didn't love.

The one thing that really bothered me is that when Nicole arrived in Paris (I don't want to say time travelling, because she didn't necessarily time travel. More like she ... lived a second life?) at first she remembered her life in America and her family, etc. but after a few pages, she just didn't. I don't know if this was then to immerse the reader
Elise L
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anne Frank and Me by Cherie Bennett is a book about a girl named Nicole Burns. She goes to a museum that is about the Holocaust then something happens everyone is running she falls and is knocked out. Next thing she know she's gone back in time and she's a Jew. She's so confused at first but soon she's used to things.

It is a good book to read and it is very interesting. Nicole was a bit annoying to me at the start of the book, but she got better further in. It is a little confusing at times, but
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
I would give this 3.5 stars.

Nicole Burns is a shallow teen who is not really interested in school or in the family she finds annoying. All she cares about is getting the attention of Jack, a hot boy in her English class. During a Holocaust unit in class, Nicole blows off the assigned reading (Anne Frank's diary) and barely listens to a Holocaust survivor who speaks to her class. And when the class goes on a field trip to see a museum exhibit about Anne Frank, all Nicole can think about is sitti
Taylor M
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Anne Frank And Me is about a young girl named Nicole Burns, she lives in the year 2001 and is in the tenth grade and is starting to learn about Anne Frank and the holocaust. Her whole class and her are going to go on a field trip to the Anne Frank in the World Exhibit. Once they are there they get fake identities that they will be for the day. They are suppose to act like they are in the 1940’s during the Holocaust.When they are there a man starts to shoot the museum. Nicole is with her best fri ...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
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sixth-grade
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
Joseph Law
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-13-25
Anne Frank and me is a fantasy woven into historical fiction. It is based on the premise that through a strange turn of events, a modern bloggosphere girl gets transported back in time to Vichy, France under the Nazis. In her time traveling journey, she not only meets Anne Frank but also realizes the superficiality of her own life.

Although, some of the circumstances of the fantasy element of the story are a bit far-fetched, the historical details and prejudicial attitudes of the period that are
Jennifer Aitkens
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
As I writer, I often find myself distracted, analyzing the writing techniques instead of simply enjoying the story. Not so with "Anne Frank and Me."

An excellent choice for young adult readers (the protagonist is 15), the book explores the horror of the Holocaust through the eyes of a modern-day teenager who lives the events of WW II through the eyes of a Jewish girl in Paris, France.

The book is a fascinating read and an excellent companion to Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. It does a good j
Dec 23, 2015 rated it liked it
An accessible literary introduction to the Holocaust. The reader does not have to have read The Diary of Anne Frank to get it, and it's probably most effective as a reading option for students who would not voluntarily read a primary source.


Thematically, this book absolutely tries to do too much. With so many balls in the air, few of them land gracefully. It's also stylistically disjointed, mixing narrative with journal entries and proto-blog entries (the book wa
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WOW!! This is an amazing book. 1 5 Oct 29, 2012 12:38PM  
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