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Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipović
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Dec 14, 2011

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bookshelves: non-fiction, history
Read from December 14 to 21, 2011

I've had this book as long as I can remember. My mother bought for me a child and I've just read it now as a twenty one year old, due to the fact I have a friend who was born and grew up in Sarajevo before arriving in Australia after the war finally was over. She say's she can't really remember what happened as she was so young, but I got a some what glimpse from reading this book how it would of been like for her and most notably her parents who are Muslim.

Though, it is not as amazing as the likes of Anne Frank's infamous diary of the Holocaust, it was still non the less a good read that every person in a comfortable life style such as myself should read to see how even getting bread is a miserable task, while I can simply just walk down to the local shop with out worrying about if I'm going to be gunned down.

As I kept reading, I could almost sense as if Zlata matures (which one would in a war situation) her first few entries are simple things that I have in my early diaries as an eleven year old, her entries soon (of course) become war related and concerns for her family and those around her.

A good book, I liked it.

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Reading Progress

12/16/2011 page 50
21.0% "Reminds so much of a younger me. Except my life is war free."
12/20/2011 page 100
48.0% "Like all wars, I understand them. But this one really confuses me."
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