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Paul

Farmington, MI, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Annexed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sharon Dogar
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, Jeremy Gage, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peters point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first to hate her and then to find yourself falling in love with her? Especially with your parents and her parents all watching almost everything you do together. To know youre being written about in Anne's diary, day after day? What's it like to start questioning your religion, wondering why simply being Jewish inspires such hatred?

    Paul Z. says: "Disturbing, but Powerful"
    "Disturbing, but Powerful"
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    I think this is a great book. It is historical fiction, but it shows a male side of the heavily female originals (Anne Frank, Rutka Laskier and such). I have read some complaints that Dogar did not treat the individuals of the Annex with respect, but in fact I would say she was kinder to them than Anne was herself. I would say this is strongly a PG-13 book, but I think it would be much easier for young males to identify with.

    The second part of the book is disturbing, but powerful. Not for the faint of heart, but I would suggest anyone who is interested in looking into the darkness that was the holocaust read this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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