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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Mar 18, 2016 08:19PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, translated from Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday, 1947, Holland, DIARY

"...Her diary records her two years secluded in an attic with seven other people: the fights, the scares, the frustration of having to sit for days without talking or moving, her growing affection for the son of the other family that shares their "Secret Annex." Her journal mixes the personal reflections of a young girl turning into a woman with horror stories of the world outside..."

(E.B., p. 289)

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Alex The problem with Diary of a Young Girl is that it's the diary of a young girl, and young girls, as you may remember from when you were one, or spent all your time trying to make out with one, are awful.


Nandakishore Mridula I have reviewed it from memory. I read it when I was Anne's age.


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Zanna (zannastar) | 180 comments I have never felt the desire to read this, but reading Abeng by Michelle Cliff and how the protagonist connected with Anne made me think about changing my mind

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Beverly I read it some time ago. I agree with the comments about the diary of a young girl. But I also remember being touched and inspired by her. It may well depend on one's age and experience.

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