- Mass Market Paperback: 258 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; 1st THUS edition (2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067182449X
- ISBN-13: 978-0671824495
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,977 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,224,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Mass Market Paperback – 2000
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The diary of Anne begins when she is 13 years of age and the Jews are already wearing yellow stars in Amsterdam. Anne is your usual precocious girl, flirting with boys and being impudent when she can get away with it. When at last the time comes for the Franks to go into hiding (Margot Frank, Anne's sister, has been issued an order for her removal) they do so with another family, the Van Daans. In a small floor hidden above Otto Frank's old workplace the two families are aided by faithful friends and employees. Over the course of the diary we watch and listen through Anne's eyes as, for two years, the people in the attic are put through terrible deprivations and trials.Read more ›
To understand the Holocaust (if one can understand such a thing at all), you simply have to look into the cell of a soon to be dead prisoner; to stand in the mustering ground of the prisoners' barracks and feel the hard gravel crunch beneath your feet; to peer into the terrifyingly etched interior of a human oven and let your mind try to wander its way through it all; to imagine, at the end of all other imaginings, what it must've felt like to live HERE. Not 6 million. Just you. Or someone you love.
THAT'S why Anne Frank and her diary will live on. Not because it' s a well written example of literary prowess. Not because it has a magnificent plot. Not because it has lasting value as a work of literature.Read more ›
Her family, refugees from Germany, immigrates to Holland where the boots of nazi oppression and psychopathic poison are not far behind. Ann's family hides from the invader in an attic where the Dutch who are the antithesis of German intolerance give them meager rations.
Ann's writing tells us about herself, and her relations with her family and the van Danns cramped in an attic always starving, and never being sure when they will be brought food, or if the police will find them. Through the turmoil of maturation from girl to woman,we learn of a girl's decency, innocence, and goodness.
All the hope for freedom is gone as the police discover the hide-out, and Ann is taken to a concentration camp where she dies two months before its liberation. Going back to the attic, her father finds her diary that will bring her immortality. Her legacy begins.
We all would have wanted to see Ann Frank and thousands of others like her live. No one, especially a young innocent girl should be treated so inhumanly without the least iota of mercy or decency. The irony is that her seemingly meaningless death among millions is what gave her life meaning, and allowed her story to be told to the world.
This book is a reminder that love and kindness survives the most vile lack of humanity. It is a testament to the human spirit.
Ann Frank would have been seventy-eight June 12, 2007.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always wanted to read this book and it was more than I anticipated. The diary is more than a description of a tragic life but more the development of a beautiful soul.Published 1 day ago by Tom Jowett
I'm curios about this girl's mind during the time of Hitler, and of course I want to know her perspective about him.Published 1 day ago by Josh Costner
Delivered as promised and on time. Great book. Read it before we went to Amsterdam to see her home.Published 2 days ago by Debbieg
This was on the list of books my 14 yr old granddaughter wanted for Christmas. She loved it!Published 4 days ago by Delores K. Smith
A must read book. Can be tedious because it is a young girls journey into adulthood that is never realizedPublished 4 days ago by Micheal Lewis
Grew up in a war-torn country, Anne Frank proved to be a wise girl by writing all the events of the WW2 in her journal in great detail. Well written book!Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I did not expect to enjoy and appreciate this book as much as I did. Through this book you experience Anne's maturation, self awareness and intelligence. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Bruce L Birnbaum