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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  4,482 ratings  ·  707 reviews
I look out the window into the street...I'm meant to be at Mr. Frank's workplace in a few hours. We're arriving separately, all of is. We'll walk into the building just like it was any other visit - only this time we'll never walk out again.

What was it like hiding in the Annex with Anne Frank? To be with Anne every day while she wrote so passionately in her diary? To be in
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 2005)
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Allison (The Allure of Books)
I'm not sure how to review a book like this. It is an absolutely brilliant book, but certainly not one I can claim to have enjoyed. Who could enjoy such a story? That being said, I consider it one of the best books I have ever read. It is a moving testimony to bravery, pain, suffering and hope. The Holocaust is not a time in history that we want to remember, but it is a time that we cannot let be forgotten. Books like this serve as a reminder of the lowest of humanity...but also the highest. One ...more
Chelsea
I'll start with a disclaimer: I think I was in entirely the wrong frame of mind while reading this book, so in the interest of fairness, some of my issues with it might very well be just my issues.

That said, I think this was a failed attempt to add something that The Diary of a Young Girl was never missing. Part of the impact of reading Anne's diary is that we don't get to meet the other people hiding in the Annex other than through her eyes. They were systematically murdered during the most hor
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Mafi
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pt, blogring, 2012, favorites
Se há temática que gosto muito de ler é o holocausto. "O diário de Anne Frank" é um dos meus livros favoritos e mudou a minha vida para sempre, "O Longo Inverno" de Ruta Sepetys e "O Rapaz do Pijama às Riscas" idem aspas aspas e mal vi a sinopse de "No Anexo" de Sharon Dogar, sabia que iria enventualmente querer ler aquele livro. E sabia que iria gostar e como raramente os meus gostos me enganam, posso dizer que adorei ler este livro.

Este livro não é totalmente real, sendo ficcional alguns deta
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Meredith
Annexed was a bold undertaking. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is a pretty sacred Holocaust memoir. To explore Peter's point of view in a novel constitutes a huge literary risk. On some levels, it paid off. But, as you'll notice throughout this review, this book raised a lot of questions for me.

The novel introduces Liese, Peter's fictional first girlfriend and a personification of his sexual awakening. He longs for her while trapped in the annex, and the narrative does not shy away from s
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Angelc
Sep 25, 2010 rated it liked it
This book is possibly the most intense book I have read that wasn't required reading for school. I admire and appreciate the writing and the author's knowledge of the subject, but I can't say that this book was for me.

I would like to address two of the criticisms of the book that I've seen in the media. First, some feel that the author shouldn't have touched Anne's story. I don't agree with this at all. The book respectfully takes another angle on Anne's story and shows her in a different light.
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Sara Cristina
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holocausto
Adorei completamente este livro!
Nas primeiras páginas, o Peter só me dava raiva porque só andava com as hormonas aos saltos. Lá está é tipico da adolescência... o livro deu uma reviravolta imensa e fiquei completamente rendida.
Recomendo vivamente para quem gostar de livros com a temática do holocausto. :)
Rita
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sharon Dogar é além de escritora, com três obras da sua autoria dirigidas a jovens-adultos publicadas, psicoterapeuta de crianças. Teve a possibilidade de ler ”O Diário de Anne Frank” quando pequena e mais tarde através da sua filha, que lhe recordou que vários eram os aspectos que tinham ficado em aberto no diário desta menina, especialmente no que dizia respeito a Peter, que compartilhou os dias com ela no anexo em que estavam escondidos.

Nunca tive a possibilidade de ler “O Diário de Anne Fran
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Ângela
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-ii

“Maybe i'm ashamed because it's hard not to feel ashamed, when just being born is something you can be killed for.”

I’ve never read Anne Frank’s Diary, but knowing that this book is based on people who actually existed and suffered so much is really awful.

Reading about the WWII is absolutly nerve-wracking and deeply sorrowing, but it is also important once it reminds us of what may happen when we think that we are superior to others and because of that we freely discriminate and look down agains
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April
May 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Were you assigned Diary of A Young Girl in school? If not, I am willing to bet you know who Anne Frank was and all about the annex. We all know Anne's ultimate fate,but it doesn't make her diary any less touching. Knowing the ending doesn't detract from the emotional impact.
Read the rest of my review here
Dora Santos Marques
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
A minha opinião em vídeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7K5n...

Um livro que me surpreendeu totalmente, não pela história, mas sim, pela originalidade da maneira que foi escrito e apresentado ao leitor.
Que boa surpresa!
Maddison
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this account from Peter's perspective of their time in the Annex! It was really eye-opening, and probably true: those hours of boringness, yet those seconds of complete terror that make you long for the boringness once more. I like how Peter even still loved Leise, right through it all, and that he couldn't forget her. I kind of feel like he didn't regret what he didn't do enough, but what could he have done? I can't even begin to imagine the hardship and struggle the Jews went through i ...more
Teresa
Aug 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-reino-unido, 3e
Para mim, este livro tem pontos a favor e contra.
A favor tem o tema, porque nunca se escreverá demais sobre o holocausto.
Gostei da personagem principal, e de “assistir” ao seu enamoramento por Anne, como uma forma de manter a esperança e o sonho de sobreviver.
Gostei da parte final muito comovente e quase poética.
Não gostei da técnica de escrita, com frases demasiado curtas. Trata-se de um romance, não de um telegrama.
Detestei a repetição permanente da frase: “Assinto com a cabeça.” Há uma página
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Megan
Sharon Dogar's ANNEXED is an interpretive imagining of Peter van Pels, the sixteen-year-old boy whose family hides with the Frank family and Fritz Pfeffer in a secret annex for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. This fictional account covers the years spent in the annex and his final months spent at Auschwitz and Mauthausen.

With its publication date months away, ANNEXED has received criticism from both the press and blogs for adding a fictionalized sexual dimension to the s
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Cata
Feb 24, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, blog-ring
1,5 estrelas

No Anexo traz-nos a história de Peter van Pels e está dividido em duas partes: a primeira é uma espécie de Diário de Anne Frank, mas segundo o POV do Peter e a segunda parte é o relato da sua ‘estadia’ num campo de concentração nazi. Esta é uma história ficcional , baseada em acontecimentos verídicos [esse facto é mencionado logo no Prólogo, o que é óptimo pois não induz ninguém em erro]

E agora vem a parte em que sou insensível: não gostei do livro!

É certo que é baseado em factos rea
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Inge
May 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
My test of a good book is the one that completely envelopes your life, the kind that makes you think you're living it even when you're not holding the book in your hands. Though the subject matter is horrific, it has a sense of simple-ness and clarity that you cannot escape from. To say Annexed is powerful is a complete understatement.

Anne Frank teaches her annex-mate Peter the value of words and value of baring witness to the unthinkable events happening all around him.

One of the more breathtak
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Maria
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro difícil de ler, pelo seu conteúdo, pela sua história... Li à uns anos anos atrás "O Diário de Anne Frank" e foi um livro que me marcou. Custa muito acreditar na crueldade das pessoas, neste caso não apenas contra uma pessoa mas contra todas as pessoas que acreditavam numa determinada religião. Doi ler estas coisas mas é bom que nos recordemos destas situações para que nunca tornem a acontecer...

Em relação à história em si, não acrescenta nada de novo ao Diário de Anne Frank, a história
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Maria
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Li O Diário de Anne Frank no início da minha adolescência e foi aí que tomei consciência, pela primeira vez, dos horrores do Holocausto. Depois disso, foram muitos os livros, que me forma mostrando de diversas formas como esses horrores foram perpetrados. Em No Anexo, Sharon Dogar, quis mostrar, embora de forma ficcionada, o que foi viver no anexo durante aquele tempo entre 1942 e 1944 sob o mesmo tecto dos Frank's, mas do olhar de Peter, o apaixonado de Anne. Será que se não tivessem estado jun ...more
Dana
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Annexed tells the story of Peter Van Pels, the boy who was in hiding with Anne Frank in the secret annex. This book is historical fiction, as the author bases the story on fact and the rest she “imagines”. I had a hard time reading this book. In a way, I feel as though imagining what Peter felt is disrespectful to his memory. Especially because much of what he feels and thinks about in this book is of a sexual nature. One of his main regrets being that he will die without making love to a girl. ...more
Jaclyn
Feb 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Emotionally wrenching story based on "The Diary of Anne Frank" but taken from the Peter, the teen boy's point of view that was also in hiding. I found Dogar's writing to be very powerful and showed proof she certainly did her homework while writing this book. It is definetely a mature teen book as some thoughts on sexuality are shared, but nothing is inappropriate. It is just part of the adolescent journey the reader is on with an Peter as he ponders many questions common to young adults:
Why wo
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Abby Johnson
May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blogged
It's 1942 and Europe is at war. For the Jewish van Pels family, this war means almost-certain death and they have no choice but to go into hiding with another family, the Franks. For sixteen-year-old Peter van Pels, sharing a tiny space with seven other people, this means no privacy. It means that he has to sit around instead of going to fight like a man. And it means he has to put up with Anne, a thirteen-year-old chatterbox who's constantly writing about him in her diary. As the years wear on, ...more
Paula pccst
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quase todos nós conhecemos o testemunho de Anne Frank. Foi através do seu diário que conseguimos saber as privações e sofrimentos a que os judeus foram submetidos.
Quando tive conhecimento do livro "No Anexo" nem pensei duas vezes em lê-lo. Primeiro porque nunca é demais alimentarmos a nossa cultura e porque é um assunto que me fascina e do qual tenho imenso respeito.
Assim, e através do jovem Peter, tive possibilidade de conhecer um novo testemunho e uma nova visão do sucedido.
Achei este livro
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Marita_z
Leva 2* por causa da 2a parte e estou a ser simpática.. Este livro não trouxe nada de novo à história... Senti que estava novamente a ler o diário de Anne Frank, mas do ponto de vista de um puto mimado e egoísta. A segunda parte mostra-nos um pouco do que foi sobreviver num campo de concentração, mas não o suficiente...
Meh..
Ana
Jan 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kobo
Este livro é uma perspectiva diferente do Diário de Anne Frank, esta segundo a voz de Peter van Pels. A narrativa conta a vida e os anseios destes dois jovens que se vêem confinados ao mesmo espaço numa altura em que teriam tanto para viver.
Sherry
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very emotional book to read...........
Alex Rowe ----Captain Valour
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, holocaust
Have you ever heard about Peter Van Pels? Well, he's definitely not as famous as the girl he was stick in the annex with, but he was a big part of her sanity there and possibly her life. This is the tale of the boy who fell in love with Anne Frank. A story that you can watch the transformation from a hateful bond into a loving relationship after being stuck in an annex together for just over two years. It was interesting to read about this famous annex story through someone else's eyes, getting ...more
Chandler L.
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Personal Response:
Annexed was an interesting complement to Anne Frank’s Diary. The book had exciting parts to break up calmer parts. After a calm breakfast, Peter van Pels went to the store downstairs, and found that someone broke into the store. If the burglar found the secret door, the eight living in the annex would be in great danger.

Plot:
The book had an interesting twist to a classic book. Instead of being about Anne Frank, it was about another person in the famed annex, Peter van Pels. The
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JG (The Introverted Reader)
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to JG (The Introverted Reader) by: Allison
In Annexed, author Sharon Dogar imagines what life in the Annex with Anne Frank must have been like for young Peter. We know all about Anne's thoughts and feelings, but surely Peter needs a chance to tell his side of things too. The novel begins as Peter is dying and looking back on his life, desperate to tell someone his story.

The first part of this book was really about 4 stars for me. It wasn't anything hugely different from what I would have imagined, but it was nice to see a different persp
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Rebecca
May 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I found this in my local library when my mother dumped me there to entertain myself so she could go around the corner to get an eyebrow wax - something I don't yet want to try as it looks so painful.
I got it out mostly based on the fact that it had something to do with Anne Frank. Having read The Diary of Anne Frank after seeing the 5 episode BBC dramatisation of the book, this seemed like the perfect book that I would like, as well as the fact I am doing my History GCSE on Tuesday on Germany. I
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Kaelyn
Feb 07, 2017 added it
Peter Van Pels and his family have to go into hiding because of the Nazi but they have to hide with another family the Frank's. Peter would rather take his chances on the streets than hid with Ann Frank. As they hid Peters feeling change about Ann they spend hours in the attic as they hid and talk. As they wait for the allies to invade Holland. Will Peter and his family and the Frank's survive intel the allies come.

My favorite part of the story is when Peter goes into hiding with his family.

I wo
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Alex (not a dude) Baugh
Jan 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-2
Annexed is a fictionalized imagining of the content in the diary kept by Anne Frank in hiding, but this time life in the annex is told by Peter van Pels.

And I have to admit I started reading Annexed with a great deal of trepidation. After all, it had caused quite a sensation when it was published. Sharon Dogar was accused exploiting Anne’s diary and of ‘sexualizing’ her. There were many who did not want to see this Anne Frank. But, while the Anne of the diary may be a symbol of courage and hope,
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