Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne was wiped out forever, yet her words were not. Read this and remember the horrors of war. Anne’s unique diary tells how she and her Jewish family dodged the Nazis for two years by hiding in a secret attic in Amsterdam. Written in that attic, it describes the struggles that Anne’s family faced, as well as her feelings about growing up. Tragically, Anne didn’t survive the war. Her family were betrayed to the Nazis, and she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. But until her capture, she wrote regularly in this diary. Today it remains one of the most important books of the 20th century: a brave, startling tale of one girl’s life at the epicentre of world history.

  • A remarkable eyewitness account from World War II
  • Written by a Jewish teenager who died in the Holocaust
  • Fascinating mix of the mundane and the extraordinary
  • Anne’s lively voice shines clear and true throughout

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    Loved it! Amazing book, great for people who want to find out more about the holocaust and the war. May not be appropriate for some younger readers; 10+

    25 November 2020

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    I felt soooooo touched about it.This inspired me to keep my own beautiful diary. I wish I could meat Anne Frank. The remarkable young writer.

    16 November 2017

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    Anne Franks diary is moving, inspirational and just plain fabulous! It truly is one of the best pieces of writing ever published. I am ALS interested in World War II and I think that Anne Frank and her family did not deserve that harsh time in an annexe and afterwards (the very sad bit) it was so sad I wanted to cry because when she wrote her last diary entry I just felt sooo sad for her because she had no idea that it was the last ever entry she would ever write in her beloved diary which she called Kitty. I wonder where Kitty is now. I think it might be in a museum at the moment. The next thing I will write is a message to the other members of the scholastic kids club who love reading and writing: We are all a team! Reading is a simple pleasure to us every day while a lot of people in the world just can’t go to school to learn how to read, and can’t enjoy the fabulous books my mind devours every single day. I know I am very talented at writing, and you are all very talented at it too, everyone! I would 100% recommend this book to anybody who enjoys reading diaries and journals, and I would also recommend it to the people in this world who still do not know the prejudice in the causes of World War II and what it did to affect Anne Frank, a legendary author whom I love and feel incredibly sorry now for. Everyone, read her diary, also if you have a school project about World War II. Anne Frank and her family were innocent Jews who did absolutely nothing of the sort to deserve such a harsh time! It was pure evil, what they did to her family; there is simply no fairness and justice! I also want to recommend some other books:there are so many that I will make a huge list:

    The Daisy and the Trouble with series The scholastic My Story series Jacqueline wilson series. Cathy Cassidy series. For younger children, I would recommend What Mona Wants Mona Gets


    2 April 2016

  • loved it

    This book is amazing! I sort of understand her. This is perfect for English lit classes and it made me realize how lucky I was to live in a safe house.

    17 November 2015

  • loved it

    it is so emotional i love the story of her and she did not deserve that

    13 November 2015

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