The Diary of a Young Girl
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The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply admired monument to the indestructible nature of the human spirit, read by millions of people and translated into more than fifty-five languages. Doubleday, which published the first English translation of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores the original material omitted by Anne's father, Otto -- approximately thirty percent of the diary. The elder Frank excised details about Anne's emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building for two years. This is Anne's record of that time. She was thirteen when the family went into the "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful observer of human nature as well. A timeless story discovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For young readers and adults, it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen -- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
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The Diary of a Young Girl
For those who do not know their history, ( and that seems to be quite a lot you out there ). This is probably one of the greatest nonfiction books ever of the 20th century. A personal account of the price that's paid when governments exercise totalitarian control over the populace. The Nazi regime in Germany during the 30's & 40's is as close to state sponsored evil that's ever happened. Rouge terrorism today is no where near what happened back then, the difference was that Germany had it's own terror squads and a well developed and equipped Army, Navy, and Air Force to back it all up. In early 1941 the whole world was at the threshold of a fascist ideology of world domination. This one young girl's account of what happened to her and her family is without rival, and should be required reading for any person young or old alike!!
This book was amazing! It really captured the spirit of a young girl growing up in such a detestable world. I really loved how as you read on you could really see her grow up. I felt very connected and understanding of Anne considering I am also an adolescent of the age 14. Listening to her troubles and interest reminded me of myself in a way. Though i never went through such troubles as she did in her lifetime, I did still have the same feelings and wonders she did. After all, Anne still was a teenage girl no matter what happened to her. Her insight on the people and events around her continued to mature as she wrote over the years. It was amazing, to me, how one is forced to grow up so fast in such a tough situation. Anne Frank was a very brave girl with an amusingly interestingly character, and after reading her thoughts on life and on accepting yourself and others I've come to start thinking about myself, and how I've lived my life, and have started to change my own insight, as i was inspired by Anne's thoughtful personality. May Anne Frank and all the others who died during the horrific occurrences of World War II, as well as anyone who has ever passed on trying to help others in need, or by the cruelty of others when they deserved nothing but love and a good future, live on in history and in the hearts of all of us who will miss them greatly and will forever remember the sacrifices they made and the courage they carried, even throughout all their pain. You shall be greatly missed. : )
the diary of Ann Frank
I like this book! It is cool because this really happened to her. This book is what Ann Frank wrote ( no author made it up) I think a lot of people will like this book!