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message 1: by Jacks (new)

Jacks Wife I remember reading this in Elementary School and Jr.High. I must agree with some of the other posters. She was an amazing young girl with so much life yet to live,and an amazing spirit to keep on going even in the darkest times of our world history.I have read it over and over throughout the years,and it never fails to get me right in the heart to think of all the immense cruelties inflicted on these people just for being Jewish. I just don't understand that kind of thinking. I feel,every time I read it,and it's been a few years,that I know her personally,even though she lived about 22 years or so,before my birth.


message 2: by Aly (new)

Aly Intrested I want to read this soooo bad!!!!!! Don't know where i can buy it..? D:


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A bookstore.


message 4: by Rylee (new)

Rylee Laritz Yeah,it would be nice to read it. I just want to say your paragraph inspired me to read the book. What a sweet paragraph.


message 5: by Pdiddydom (new)

Pdiddydom lolocaust


message 6: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Heinz Great review! So eloquently put!


message 7: by Manju (new)

Manju Srinivasa Anne Frank is the embodiment of human spirit which no religion can preach, no science can deduce and no soul can reject. We all have the same embodiment in ourselves. I sincerely hope that I too can look back at my life and see that I have lived it with the same vigor and enthusiasm that Anne had , although I live in a much safer but cynical world.


message 8: by Jade (new)

Jade You have such a way with words. I'm definitely reading this book now, thanks to you :)


message 9: by Jade (new)

Jade You have such a way with words. I'm definitely reading this book now, thanks to you :)


message 10: by Corinne (new)

Corinne Thanks for this graceful review, Brenda. I’m reading this book since Sunday. I had some hard time getting into the book, but then I got swept off when I saw how, in the midst of her turbulent confinement, she is aware of her personal defects, without wallowing in self-pity, and how does everything to improve herself. I can perfectly relate to her statements that ‘paper is more patient than persons’, and that, even if one is surrounded by loving family members, one can still feel lonely.


message 11: by Nandhu (new)

Nandhu Prabhakaran Madam,nice words.


message 12: by Tanisha (new)

Tanisha I also agree with what you say it is truly fir everyone


message 13: by Abigail (new)

Abigail I think you should write a book yourself. How eloquent! I'm reading this book


message 14: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Morris Jeffers I just watched the movie. I have never read the book but want to now. We think we have it so bad, can you imagine living inside of that place for 2 years never going out plus having 4 other people living with you and your family? It was tough but worse after they were captured and taken to those camps to live. Opps don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen the movie or read the book. I wonder why I didn't read this book in school. I knew about it.


message 15: by Jack (new)

Jack your fit u brends


message 16: by Shreya (new)

Shreya Jain "it is really tough work to be miserable 24hrs a day.." beautifully written :)


message 17: by oyetunde femi (new)

oyetunde femi I want to read this book please can someone help me out in getting g is thanks


message 18: by Jewel (new)

Jewel How do u start reading this book


message 19: by Matt prooter (new)

Matt prooter I felt the same thing as well but remember the time when Anne Frank told that when she held one foot. In each hand she had to sit on a pillow or a cushion or her bottom would have a hard time. The time when she was peeling potatoes with Peter and her sister Sorry I forgot oh now I remember her sisters name it was Margot .they were having a good ole time you know. Still living miserable lives and dealing with break ins and also have to worry about Hitler finding them and which he did that horrible sickening man and war and they are going though tough times as well and living underneath a work place . It has to be very scary also having to use buckets and then only get shower every three days just to not get caught .


message 20: by Katrina Garrett (new)

Katrina Garrett First of all that story was to short second of all you need to tell more about the story for people to like it


message 21: by Marc (new)

Marc Beautiful review!


message 22: by Maria (new)

Maria Romano I strongly recommend anyone to read this book.


message 23: by Eric (new)

Eric Graham Its pretty really interesting.
Not just an ordinary book but a book worth heart touching.....


message 24: by Minnie (new)

Minnie this book is a truly moving story and i would thourly recomend it to those who enjoy books such as the boy in tbe striped pyjamas ect. :) ;)


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul Brais Your words are so right. My wife was a history teacher and loved this book. We were fortunate one year to go anne frank house. What an experience! Not a dry eye in that museum.
I started reading this book after finding it in my wife's library.
It would be wonderful to meet this author had she survived the haulocaust. Yes I know she died of typhus, but at the hands of the nazzi's.


Patricia E Yarian I enjoyed reading this book -countless times! My copy - given to me from my mother- who's family lived and survived the war years. My copy was so dog-eared, so often read, was held together with a rubber band! When it started to disintegrate due to age, I finally had to toss it. Eventually replaced it with a new one . My youngest daughter wanted to read it ,then loaned it t to her friends and so it too became not only well read-but well traveled!!
I too visited Anne's home in Amsterdam. Going up the narrow stairway was like climbing a small unmapped mtn! Not for the weak of heart I can tell you !! So thankful that her father Herr Franke agreed to allow her very personal diary to be published for all the world to read and to see the world thru such a young vibrant girl.
Think it should be required reading at least in 6th grade-about the time the family's went into seclusion.---P/


message 27: by Summaiya (new)

Summaiya Could you please suggest me which edition I should read of this book??


Patricia E Yarian I liked both editions. I didn't see too much of a difference -but I think the definitive edition was given a bit of a editors'/publishers' licence so story closed easier? Read both if you've got the time and see what you think. I liked them both! I've heard there's even a third edition- not sure tho'. If you get a chance-please read Mieps book (she was the one who secreted them in the attic and also the one who gathered up all of Anne's written pages and his them until Anne's father Herr Otto returned.---P/


Patricia E Yarian That's could be read easier not closed easier!!


message 30: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle Hi!I have been messaging people who are on Goodreads asking what their favorite Harry Potter book is. What is your favorite Harry Potter book?


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