The Diary of A Young Girl: Anne Frank


  • Author: Anne Frank
  • Genre: Autobiography, Historical
  • No.of pages: 312

Now here’s a book nobody can really review. How could anyone possibly review the words of determination and will by a girl of mere 13 years of age, who’d written them in hiding from the mass murder of the Holocaust?

So hence this is less of a ‘review’ and more of ‘my opinions’ about the diary.
Imagine being in hiding behind a faux bookcase, away from all normal life without even the liberty of making the daily household noises. And all this while hoping the Nazis do not catch-and-cook you! Well that was Anne’s life for years on an end.

In conditions like these, Anne showcased such optimism, such clarity of thoughts that has perplexed both the young and the aged alike!

I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness. I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right.

There were times when I read the books and could not help but look at her picture on the cover page and wonder HOW in the world could a child so young have so much to think, so much to write, so much to look forward to!

I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. But, and that is the greatest question, will I ever be able to write anything great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, for I can recapture everything when I write, my thoughts, my ideas and my fantasies.

This is one of the books that gives the reader much more than mere reading pleasure; it gives the teachings of sheer hopefulness and optimism what come may.

Ordinary people simply don’t know what books mean to us, shut up here. Reading, learning, and the radio are our amusements.

She’s so “us”, isn’t she?

Ratings:

Critics- 4.1/5

I’d rate it- 4.5/5

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