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Written and published in more than 60 languages, The diary of a young girl (also known as The diary of Anne Frank) was originally a diary she kept while her family was hiding in an apartment for two years during the Nazi occupation of Netherlands. The book revolves around the life of Anne and her family who went into hiding after her sister receives an official summon letter to join Nazi work camp. The family lived in constant fear of Nazi raid and arrest and the book presents it all through the eyes of a 13-year-old, making it one of the best books to read.
What makes this book stand out?
A 13 year old girl’s conjecture and speculation of the world, makes it different and justifies its place in top ten best memoir books.
Read it for
The book presents the Nazi world where the oppressed lived in constant fear of deportation to camps or execution. The 13 year old girl’s perception and intellect makes it a lot more heart wrenching, making it a must read book recommendation.
Don't read it for
Since the author is a 13 year old girl, who wished to write a diary and not a book, the book contains a lot loose sections and a vivid gap in between probably because of loss of a diary in between. But overall, the book still holds a lot meaning.