Sunday, 25 April 2010

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Book Review

(I am sadly reviewing this book as a novel and not as a historical document,which it is. If I was grading it differently it would probably get a better grade.)
Genre: Historical
Age: 13+
Pages: 237
Gender: Female (Males can read it too, but there are a lot of female thoughts)
Publication Year: 1947

Plot: 5/5
Description: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Developed: 5/5
Fast Paced: 3/5
Cover: 3/3

Total: 26/28
Percent: 93%
Grade: A-

    This truly a remarkable book. As I said at the top I am grading this a little differently then I should, but anyway here I go. The plot was great and true. It is about a girl names Anne Frank, who lived in Holland during WW2. She is obviously Jewish. Soon her family has to go in hiding over a office her dad once lived in. A few people help them by bringing food and entertainment and various other things. Anne and her family live with a few other people like the Van Daans and Dussel. The book is her diary. So as you read it you see her grow up and it also tells you about her life and how horrible it was to live then. The description in this book was really good, Anne Frank is such a great writer, it is so interesting to read what she writes, because she describes life in hiding with great talent. The characters were great, for sure Anne, it was so interesting to read her thoughts and see her grow up from first being a silly flirtatious school girl to becoming pratically a adult when she was only 14. She was 100% real her thoughts were just so real. Though I wonder how she feels about everyone on the face of the planet reading her diary. The story was really developed, she tells everything as it is. She is such a good writer she always has her opinions on everything, but I must say this book doesn't really have a climax or ending for if she was never murdered by the Nazis it could have been much longer. The only thing wrong with this, if you judge it as a story, is that is is slow sometimes, it is a diary so it has to be kinda slow, it is her thoughts. The cover is not the prettiest, but since this is a true story you don't really need a super fancy cover, so I think this scover is very functional. So in all a got a pretty good grade. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn what is was like to be living as a Jew is WW2.

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