Reviews of Nonfiction Books Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank
Review by: Jose M.
Florida, Grade 8
This book has showed me a lot about the Holocaust and how people during this tragic event survived. The name of this book is The Diary of a Young Girl. The author of this book is the girl who lived through everything in the Holocaust. Her name is Anne Frank. Anne was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She started writing this diary at the age of 13 and had to stop when she was 15 because Anne and her family had been found in the “Secret Annex.”
This story shows how a young girl lived in this horrific event. Anne Frank lived peacefully in Holland most of her life, until Hitler was elected as ruler and started the elimination of the Jews. She first got this diary when was 13 and it was a birthday gift from her father Otto Frank. She started writing about the events that happened in her life. Day by day it got worst until Anne and her family had to go into hiding with another family, the VanDann’s, into what they called the “Secret Annex.” This was located on top of Mr. Frank’s business. It was small but good enough to hold a large family for a while. It was uncomfortable but good enough for them. During this time Anne writes how she feels about the Holocaust. One thing that changed about Anne in this book was how she became more mature. She had fallen in love with Peter VanDann. The one person the Frank family could trust was Miep. She always informed them about the news outside and how the war was going. She also kept there secret and helped them with supplies they needed.
I recommend this book to any person who is interested in the history. This event has been one of the most historical ever known to man. About 6.5 million people died in this event. After I read this book I will never forget how the Jews were mistreated back then in the mid 1900’s. This book will also teach you how to respect other people. Just because they are a different religion or race does not mean that they are inferior to you.
I liked the book because it explains how this trajic event which occured during the mid 1900's really happpened. This book explains you hands on how a a Jewish teenager was living under these horrific rules against the Jewish.