Reviews of Nonfiction Books Anne Frank: The Diary of A Young Girlby Anne Frank
Review by: Evelyn A.
Texas, Grade 10
It is one of the few documentaries that witnessed the Holocaust. Anne Frank's diary takes place in Amsterdam from June of 1942 to August of 1944. From Anne's 13 to 15 years of age. She tells of all that she suffers while she and her family are in hiding from the Germans, and are forced to live with the Van Danns and Mr. Dussel the dentist. She gets frustrated by all the boredom and being trapped without seeing the outside world.
I love the detail that Anne explains everything with. And the thing that entrigues me the most is the feelings that she reveals about the people she has to live with in the secret annexe. How much she trusted her diary to write everything she felt during these times. She writes about the judgement and criticism she faces. If you read her story you will get to know the real Anne instead of the smart mouth girl people make her out to be. You will understand her way of life and how much she longs to be loved and not judged. And as time passes by you get to see her mature young lady.