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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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Sep 12, 2011

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Read from September 12 to 20, 2011

This book was not what I expected it to be. I had expected it to be about the war and the resulting conditions for Anne and her family. While this was an important part of the story, I was surprised at how personal and intimate Anne's account of her life was. Her thoughts and feelings were those of any teenage girl - differences of opinion with her family, rivalry with her sister, coming to terms with physical and emotional changes she experienced as she went through puberty and of course boys! Her absolute honesty with 'Kitty' was a constant reminder that the story is not only real, but representative of the experiences of so many who suffered in different ways during the war. She was spirited, intelligent, thoughtful and brave. The epilogue, describing the eventual fate of Anne, her family and their housemates, was all the more moving because we knew Anne so well.

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