More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.
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"The new edition reveals a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardship, and passions....There may be no better way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II than to reread The Diary of a Young Girl, a testament to an indestructive nobility of spirit in the face of pure evil." (Chicago Tribune)
I loved hearing the thoughts of this young girl who was struggling through adolescence and war to become a young lady. I believe she was placed in that time and place to give us a different view of the war & how it affected 'normal, everyday' people. Her writing is intelligent and beautiful and as a clear look into her soul. I have already recommended it to several friends.
Touching. It makes us all understand how terrible it was for her to grow up in the annex even with her parents and sister. The diary was her release and gave her the ability to get out her feelings without venting on her other 'prisoners.'
It has to be Anne because she was the one doing the documenting. Everyone else was a player in her play.
I liked her narrative very much. She had just right the tone.
Sometimes the truth hurts even more.
Before this book I considered many social problems of 2016 a result of technology. Too much media and internet addiction had led to isolation and family disfunction. No computers to blame in 1943.
The fact that I feel like posting a ten page review shows how inspiring Anne Frank is for any writer. Luckily for you, I (and the app limits) will restrain myself. Selma Blair gets six stars.
While familiar with the fate of Anne Frank, I'd never read the diary. I'm not sure what I expected, war stories perhaps, but this book blew away my preconceptions. So many emotions, experiences, and historical contexts all captured and expressed so eloquently and relatably. The only thing could enhance Anne's writing was Selma Blair's delivery. Fantastic narration! SB's articulation, speed, and tone were so spot on for a teenage girl...wise and mature beyond her years and feeling misunderstood by all around her. Teen angst and coming of age amid the backdrop of horrific Nazi-occupied Holland, Anne's writing is timeless, soulful, and profound. I loved this book and wish I had explored it years ago!
Reads too much like a teenager's diary because that's what this is. To get a full understanding of one young girl's struggle one must have a working knowledge of what was happening outside the attic. One thing this book shows is that this could be any teenage girl in your family or neighborhood. She was so smart for her age. The events that transpired are sad to the point of heartbreak.
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