November 01, 2010

The Diary

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
reviewed by Olubusayo

This is one of the best diaries I have read. The book, which is set in Amsterdam, is about a young girl named Anne Frank, and her family and one other family, who find a secret place to hide to save themselves from the Germans overruling their country. The main characters of this book were: Anne Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Dussel, Peter Dussel, Miep.

Back then, in the middle of the 20th century, the Germans were taking over other countries like Netherlands. Millions of people were being killed and sent to concentration camps. The Nazis, the ruling Germans, put Jewish people in the camps with little food to eat or water to drink. The family of Anne Frank and the Dussels wanted to survive, so their friend Miep, a Dutch citizen, found them a place to hide inside a corporate building. Everyday Miep would bring them food. They couldn't do anything that would make noise, like flushing the toilet, because beneath them, people working in the company would find out they were living there. The only thing they kept them busy was reading; sometimes they would read the same book over and over because they had a small number of books. The Diary of a Young Girl is quite a good book. What was most interesting to me is living in silence, that they couldn't make any noise or they might be sent off to die. I loved all the characters but the characters I loved the most were Anne Frank and Peter because they were always fighting but they were secretly in love with each other. This book is so interesting, that I'll recommend it to 13 and above.

Posted by Arlo at November 1, 2010 12:36 PM
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