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message 1: by Angela M (new)

Angela M Touching , beautiful review, Duane.


message 2: by Bob (new)

Bob Thank you for your review. This book touched me deeply, but when I finished I couldn't express my thoughts with words. You're right this story needs to told and never forgotten. However, based on world events, we seem to be on the verge of a repeat.


message 3: by Duane (new)

Duane Angela M wrote: "Touching , beautiful review, Duane."
Thank you Angela.


message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara Perfect review of this book. You can never forget while reading this that she is REAL and that the most tragic part of her tragedy is that it was unnecessary and cruel.


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Such a sensitive reflection on your reading of this book, Duane. I have hesitated to read it for the same reason as you. I'm not sure I'm ready to risk a broken heart right now, but your words give me courage.


message 6: by Duane (new)

Duane Bob wrote: "Thank you for your review. This book touched me deeply, but when I finished I couldn't express my thoughts with words. You're right this story needs to told and never forgotten. However, based on w..."
Thanks for your comment Bob. Yes, I agree. To see the pictures and to read about what is happening to the children, in places like Syria for example, is horrific. Some day some of them will give voice to what they experienced, and it will be as compelling as Anne Frank's story.


message 7: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Very affecting, Duane. As fewer and fewer living people remember WW2, I think you're right, that it's really important to remember that Anne was a real girl, and to read her in that context.


message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol Ah Duane....heartfelt review.


message 9: by Glenn (new)

Glenn Russell Very moving review, Duane. Thank you, sir.


message 10: by Duane (new)

Duane I can't reply individually on this app, but thanks to each of you for taking the time to read and comment on my review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.


message 11: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Wonderful, heartfelt review Duane .


message 12: by Gaurav (new)

Gaurav A beautifully succinct review, Duane!


message 13: by Bionic Jean (new)

Bionic Jean Duane - the words of your review alone put a lump in my throat. A moving and honest tribute - thank you.


message 14: by Malia (new)

Malia Great review, Duane! I remember having read this in school, and even then, it shocked me to read the words of someone who had died when they were near my own age, under such horrible circumstances. It wasn't like Jane Austen, long gone, too of course, but not a child and not a victim. I agree and hope you are right in the hope that her words will continue to resonate with readers for a very long time to come, and that history and what she, her family and countless others suffered won't be forgotten.


message 15: by Duane (new)

Duane Thanks again everyone for your positive thoughts and comments.


Arya *Bibliomaniac!* Fraser Stark When I first read it, way back in 4th grade...nobody told me it was ACTUALLY HER DIARY. I mean I was in tears when I read it then.
Then 7th grade came along and our class did a semester on the book....
I was stunned when I found out it was a real diary.
I think it's impossible for people NOT to be heartbroken, especially considering it's all true.


message 17: by Samra (new)

Samra Yusuf fantastically done!


message 18: by Kimber (new)

Kimber Silver A beautiful review, Duane! :-)


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