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Anne Frank, her parents, sister, another family, and an older gentleman were Jews in the Netherlands during the German occupation of World War II. These eight people hid in a secret alcove above a factory. Anne had a friend who listened to all her thoughts during the next two years. “Kitty” was her diary.

The Franks had lived in Germany. As the anti-Semitism sentiment took hold in that country, he and his wife left everything and moved their daughters to the Netherlands. In a few years they were not safe there, either. Finally, after Mr. Frank was called to report to the Germans, they went into hiding in the “Secret Annexe”. The Von Daan family joined them since the two men were business partners, and later, they included a dentist, Mr. Deusel.

Anne’s parents gave her Kitty on her birthday in 1942. Anne started writing in it very quickly, and took Kitty very seriously. They still were out in their home at the time, and the first group of entries deal with Anne’s private thoughts over school and her social life. The boys who were in love with her were discussed and described, as well as her reactions. Soon after her birthday, though, the family went into hiding. They stayed in the “Secret Annexe” over two years before they were found and arrested by the Germans. Of the eight residents, only Mr. Frank survived the concentration camps.

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  1. The diary of Anne Frank, was an incredible, touching real story. I felt her pain as she wrote in this diary everyday while hiding out the Nazi’s. She did live a good life and then it all turned upside down. She was scared and tortured and eventually was shipped off to a death camp Auschwitz. I was confronted in this book but I was fascinated at the same time, I couldn’t put it down.

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  2. This book is one that I always come back to and never forget the main message. It is one that is inspiring and gives readers a sense of hope. Despite a tragic ending to the book, the journey of Anne Franks life and living as a Jew in Nazi Germany is a quite insightful and I enjoy how it is a direct recount of a family hiding and trying to survive in the war. It is very detailed and you can really picture where she was stuck and had to live for an extended period of time. I rate this book a 9/10.

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  3. This book really gives you an idea of what it is like to be a jew in the harsh times of world war two/ the holocaust. Anne is a teenager and her family and another family have been forced to hide in the attic of a warehouse, they are hiding from the nazis (german soldiers). Anne writes a diary which keeps you updated on what is happening. This book is quite a sad book. i recommend it for ages 12 and over.

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  4. Jessi said:

    The book, Diary of Anne Frank was a great book! It was very interesting but at the same time very sad. Diary of Anne Frank is about world war 2 and the holocaust in Poland
    The main character Anne was a teenager in world war 2her and her family got stuck in an attic of a warehouse hiding from the germans. It was great book that I recommend that people should read, it was very sad in parts but the book was great.

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  5. The Diary of Anne Frank is an inspiring wartime journal that as teenagers and although we live in a completely different time, we can relate to. Anne is a normal teenager with normal teenage thoughts; friends, boys, parents and independence. Reading Anne Frank will teach you that you should always stand up for what you believe in and to have hope in the future. I really enjoyed this story and I think that every teenage girl should read it.

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  6. Tansie said:

    This book is such a touching book, i couldnt put it down and i recommend people to read it

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  7. I was most defiantly not a fan of the diary of Anne Frank. It was rather dull and boring and it really dragged out. It took me ages to read as I didn’t enjoy it and couldn’t get stuck into it. I really like reading about what happened back in world war two and I was recommended this book by a friend. It was truly a disappointment compared to the other books iv’e read based on this topic. If I was to choose on good part about this book it would be the fact that this young girl was really dedicated to writing this diary almost everyday. Anyone into books of repetition would love this book but sorry I wasn’t a fan. I would say people over the age of 8 could read this book and I rate it 2/10.

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  8. This story depicts the life of Anne Frank during the second world war. Due to this terrible time that she was forced to live in, her and her family were forced to go into hiding. Along with a few other people, including an older lady that gave her a hard time and a young boy which became her star crossed lover, they spent the terrible days locked away in the upstairs of a home. Behind a bookcase inside the office, there was an entire world containing different people with the same end game, to get out of the war alive. Despite the tight living space and endless bombs destroying the homes around them, they were some of the lucky few that were able to live for years barely disturbed. All until the day where their fate was met and Anne was no longer able to go on recording her point of view on World War 2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This story is not only a great insight into this horrible period but a great story about a young girl who is not given the time of day by those around her.

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  9. The book, although I do find boring in some spots, is a true story. And it so happens that this Anne Frank chose to write her story all down. It gives us a glimpse into what it was like for those “enemies” of the Nazi’s. (In this case, a Jew). I believe that the book is not trying to convey a moral or meaning, but is really just a diary. However, this diary does convey something. What Anne communicated in her diary was hope, she celebrated life and she celebrated hope.

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  10. This book got me really confused in some places because I didn’t know what it was suppose to be about half of the time. Anne Frank is a really good book just not for me because I found the context really hard to understand. I found the book a little boring and it went on and on for a little bit longer than it should have. But I did also like it because it was all about reality and what real did happen. It opens you eyes about some things that people had to go through back in the day and how they felt with it. I would rate this book a 6 out of 10.

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  11. Darcey said:

    The diary of Anne Frank is about a little jewish girl and her time through the 2nd world war. I thought the diary of Anne frank was boring because it just went on and on about the same thing for two thirds of the book. The ending was also a bit disappointing because there was no detail as to what happened and I was expecting a really great ending but it was an anticlimax . I think the book was meant to show how boring and dull her life was living in hiding but why would anyone think that was a good idea to write a book about. If I was to choose one positive about this book it would be the front cover because it as a vintage photo. I would rate this book about 3/10.

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  12. The diary of Anne Frank
    After reading this book I found out that this book was discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life. Anne Frank’s would have never known the amount of people that would read her diary, its amazing! It is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and how lucky we are in Australia! Even though she goes into hiding she has heaps of bravery and she is so strong spirited. I would recommend this book to people over the age of 12 because there are some pretty violent scenes, i really felt like I was there with Anne as her story unfolded.

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  13. The Diary of Anne Frank is very intriguing book. i first started reading this book in 2012 and ever since then I have kept on going. It perfectly captures the circumstances and what it was like in World War 2. The things she and her family had to go though were horrible it makes me sick to think about. It has made me realise how lucky we all are to live such amazing and happy lives. She tells every important detail about her life back then.
    Anne is a great and extremely mature girl who has inspirered me and I am sure will do the same for you. She is an amazing person who we should all look up to. This novel is wrote perfectly, so I wouldn’t change a thing about it. i think everyone take the opportunity to read it and I am sure you will love it just as much as I do. If I was to rate this book it would be a 10/10.

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  14. I read the Diary of Anne Frank some time ago, but remember how brilliant this book/diary was. It was absolutely devastating to read her story, especially since her and I are very close in age. It was interesting reading about the awful events of World War 2, and truly how cruel people could be. The last passage does not indicate anything to her death, but I will admit, I definitely had a sick feeling in my stomach, knowing that the end of Anne Frank’s life wasn’t a happy one. You can really relate to her to things she goes through, and the hardships she faces every single day. Overall, I would rate this book a 9/10.

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  15. Maggie said:

    Dairy of Anne Frank is a really good. I liked reading the book because it was an insight of what it was living back then hiding from the Germans back then. I learnt lots from reading the book like how mean and curl the Germans were. I also really like the book because it is a true story and historical. I really like the story and it was an enjoyable read. I give the book 7 out of 10. I would recommend the book for many people of any age group.

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  16. Annalise said:

    Diary of Anne Frank is a great book! It is interesting but sad at the same time. When I read it the first time I loved it so much that I read it again. I loved it so much because I could relate to it because my family was in Poland at the time of World War 2.

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  17. Paris said:

    Anne Frank is one AMAZING read i absolutely loved it i couldn’t get enough of them.
    It made me sad, happy, surprised but most of all knowing how lucky we are to be living in the country and the time that we live in. The saddest part of it was at the end when the big tragedy 😦
    i definetly recomed it to every kid it is awesome but if u hate sad stories i wouldnt!

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  18. Kendra said:

    Diary of Anne frank I didn’t think was the best book because I think it went on about the same thing quite often. At the end it got better but I thought it was just a bit boring

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  19. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, is one very precious artefact survived from the battles of World War II. Edited by her father, Otto H. Frank, this diary was kept for several year, retelling the life of one young girl hidden away in an attic during the period of the Holocaust. This moving diary contains Anne Frank’s life during her adolescence. With many heartfelt entries, Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, will change your perspective of World War II forever. This is one novel I definitely recommend to anyone and everyone. We are very lucky to have retained something so ordinary whilst so beautiful.

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  20. Simonette Boekel said:

    Wow! this book is absolutely gorgeous, i shed a tear or two whilst reading it and it really touched me. The whole way through, it felt like Anne was speaking to me and that i was her best friend in the whole world that she wasn’t afraid to share her secrets with. That was the best bit about the book i think and the way anne describes her experiences just paints a perfect picture in your mind about what it must’ve been like to live in fear that someone could come anytime and take them away. Of course, Anne was my favourite character, she is so lively and has a different view on everyone in her life, which i can sort of relate to in some ways. I think that Anne is so inspiring and is a lesson to all of us to be graetful for what we have and the lives we live. I would recommend this book for boys or girls aged 10 years or over, it’s definitely one of my favourite books!

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  21. Phoebe said:

    This book is really terrific!! I was so touched and inspired on how Anne could sit down all day and not make a noise not having contact with the outside world for a huge amount of time, yet she is still so happy to have the opportunity to learn how to write, laugh at burning split peas, but she still lives in suspense waiting to see if she will ever be discovered by the Germans. Anne Frank is very inspiring and although her life didn’t have a happy ending it still proves you don’t need the most expensive clothes or the latest iPod to be happy all you need is your family and friends.

    I really like the topic of the holocaust and if you haven’t already read them I HIGHLY recommend reading Once, Then, and Now by Morris Glietzman the first few pages ar eslow but they are the best books ever!!!

    I recommend readers grade 6 and over to read this because i is very dry at parts but very interesting to read a real life story about the holocaust first hand hiding in one of the best hideouts ever!!

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  22. Gabrielle said:

    This book is amazing! i Love reading it and i could read it a thousand times! i love learning about the holocaust and this is just an amazing example. Everyone read this book! It is a litle sad, but i cry in nearly all books, so have fun reading!

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  23. THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC!!! Even though it is very touching and confronting it also has humour! This book is so interesting because it was written by Anne Frank herself, only she could describe her story of her family living up in the attic hiding away from the Germans! This is what makes this book so interesting to read.

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  24. aaahhh!!! this book is the best book ever. i have already read it 3 times and now i am starting it again!
    i have to admit that i did cry a few times but this diary shows you what it was like in WW2 and how lucky we are . i promise that if you haven’t read it you are totally missing out. so then go on and start reading!

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  25. alice said:

    I have read the Diary of Anne Frank and I think it’s an amazing book! I found this book really interesting because it gives you an idea of what it was like to be in hiding during the Holocaust. Throughout the book I felt that I had become to know Anne. You begin to understand what it would have been like for Anne, to be in such a small space, for a large period of time, with so many people. The ending of the diary ends in with a history piece which explains what happens to Anne once her diary abruptly ends, I find this bit (the ending) the saddest bit because it’s so unfair. I think it’s great that they were able to save Anne’s diary, because even though she was never alive to her story, her journal is still able to inspire readers all over the world.

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  26. The diary of Anne Frank is a gorgeous book! Anne is such an amazing writer, and whilst I was reading I really felt as if She was talking to me, that I was her friend, someone she could trust with her deepest darkest secrets. Having been to the Anne Frank house in Holland it really makes this book come alive! Anne would have to be my favourite person in the whole book! She’s so strong and tries to stay positive most of the time, and even though she’s jewish, and in the missle of a war, in a tiny little attic, that she has to share with about a dozen other people, she’s happy. Happy that she’s alive, and happy to have her family. This really is such a touching book. 9 1/2 / 10

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  27. i loved this book! it’s sad at parts but to think of living in that time would have been horrible. the way they had to live and what they had to go throw no one should ever have to even think. i highly recommend this book to anyone who loves history and a really good book. this definitely makes you realise just how lucky we are. i wouldn’t change anything about the way she wrote it but if i could i would change the way she lived (if i could). sometimes i just felt like giving her food and clothes. everyone should read this book in their lifetime.

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  28. This book is one of the best books I have ever read. It makes you put your feet in their shoes. I love it how they explain and describe it so well.

    Although it is a great book it is also really sad. Some parts it’s happy and in some parts are sad.

    I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend this book to anyone 🙂 🙂

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  29. this is such a thrilling story with a sad ending. it is the published diary of anne frank, a jew who was hiding from the nazis in WW2. at the start of the book it all seems a bit magical for her – hiding in a secret annexe, not being able to go out into the daylight. but as the entries progress, you can she the maturation of anne and how she starts to understand what its all really about. this is a must read for anyone of any age, but especially girls, as it is a true story of growing up in WW2. there is romance, thrills and surprises. these entries to ‘Kitty’ really do tell an intriguing story.

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  30. The Diary of Anne Frank is a great book to read. I have just about finished it and enjoyed every bit of it. I highly recommend this to people of any age; but especially girls because it does have a lot of ‘girl things’. What happens is, Anne lives in Holland and her self and her family have to hide from the nazi’s that are killing all jewish people. This is why Anne and her family are hiding in the ‘Secret Annexe’. The rest is for you to read though.

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  31. I loved this book, it really made me realize how lucky I am. Anne Frank writes to her diary about the horrific horrors that occur around her during the Holocaust and how her family and herself were isolated, hiding from what was occurring on the outside. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a good read but who can handle the sadness of it all. This book really changed my perspective on life and taught me to be grateful of the life I have.

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  32. The Diary Of a Young Girl:

    Is a published book based on the events that occurred in Germany. Whilst under the control and occupation of Hitler and the Nazis. The novel composed by Anne Frank gives a detailed insight into her life during this time. This story is mainly expressed through her perceived insight into what occurred, the book reflects her life in hiding along with her family, their journey to stay safe. This book is an interesting read it has different points of views. I would recommend this book to anyone
    who enjoys a good read, based on true events. The reason i read this book is because it gives a great detailed recollection into history during this period of time, i would recommend this book for all students who study either english or History. During this book their are moments that show the formation of compassion, the growth and development of relationships and love also it shows the different sacrifices people made these moments in which this occurred would be my favorite parts of the book. Although the book itself and the story is sad, everyone can learn something different about it. This is why i enjoyed the book The Diary Of A Young Girl =)

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  33. this book is a source of inspiration to many hearts.
    i especially loved her thoughts about the people that also till her death bed she remarked that “people are really good at heart.” i want to say that her family would be the most lucky family to have such a gifted daughter in their life

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  34. This is a true story of an inspirational girl called Anne Frank. She is a jew and in a time of upheaval, World War 2, her life is changed drastically. Being a Jew she is not part of the ‘perfect race’ that Adolf HItler, the Nazi leader, wants in Germany. Her family, along with other refuges, hide out in another family’s house, behind a bookcase for years and years.
    The book gives an insight on how life continues even when it isn’t good. One of the best things about this book is how you can read about Anne’s life before being in danger so you can really see how different and scary the swap from happy citizen of Germany to sought-out prisoner was.
    This book could be read for fun, even though it is very sad it is still enjoyable to understand more about that time period from a teenager’s point of view. Or maybe you might read it to learn some history. Whatever you do, you’ll know why this diary is so famous and why it is an instant classic.

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  35. Diary of Anne Frank is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s a true story about a Jewish girl called Anne living in hiding from the Nazis (Adolf Hitler). She lived in the Annex of a small house with a large number of other people. This book is actually what Anne wrote in her diary during the war and it tells you about all of the adventures and problems they had. Reading this book makes you really think about all of the privileges that we have but take for granted. I recommend this book for people who love true but sad stories.

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  36. I loved reading the diary of Anne Frank, it was so touching, to read the REAL diary of a teenager in the war. It really wakes you up, and makes you realise how unfair the world really is in the most brutal way it’s almost cruel. It was really interesting to read about how hard life was, and what people in the war really are going through.
    People in this world we live in now take things for granted. Imagine having to beg for food, or be so quiet the Nazis don’t hear you. Imagine having to fear for your life as a young teenager. No person should have to be put through that.
    But people were.
    It nearly made me cry, and let me tell you, I NEVER cry!

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  37. I really enjoyed reading this book because it was touching, sad & inspiring. I found it so difficult to believe all of the things that she was going through & how mean the Germans were to the Jews. Form the excellent description I felt deep into the book by the second page. I reccommend this to mature readers (year seven & up.)

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  38. WOW. i have just read the book and it is amazing. i didn’t cry but i was close. hahaha. i really like the scene it is set in and the way she talks in the book because it is set in the 1900’s. it is very touching and i would recommend it to everyone. it is one of the best books i have ever read. 🙂

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  39. The Diary of Anne Frank is a terrific book. Its about the holacost and world war 2. Anne is a teenager and she is stuck in the attic of a warehouse, hiding from the germans. With her is her family, family friends, her friend Kitty and a dentist. Anne writes in her diary most days and keeps you updated out whats happening. Its a very sad and touching story.

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  40. The Diary of Anne Frank is a great book. As Anne Frank struggles through love, friendship, puberty, family matters and Hitler’s war, whilst secretly hiding in a workplace attic from the german’s, she records her whole life in a diary she got for her 13th birthday. Set in 1942 till 1945 her diary is the only thing she can confide in. I would recommend this great book for year 7 and above. Enjoy!

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  41. I am very inspired by Anne Frank. It is the diary of a young girl and is a true story. It gives us a great insight to that time of the world and i cried very much!!! I loved this book!!

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  42. we have always been inspired by a girl like anne frank.we always wanted to be like her.Anne frank diary is the best true story about a teenage girl with a lots of originallity and every sentence is imaginative. our handkeys were almost wet because we almost cried reading the book.

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  43. i love this book. Annes Frank Diary is the best true story book. It is about a girl who is in the middle of a war. She hides in her dad’s business house. They stay in a wardrobe with their family. While they are hiding out she falls in love with a family friend boy that is a bit older then her. Unfortunetly they get caught out and get taken to a concentration camp. If you wanna read this book you cant just flick through. You really need to take the information in. i would say teenagers and adults to only read this book. any younger kids might not understand. this book is a 5/5

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  44. Anne Frank the diary is a very intence book. The family has to escape to a tiny room to avoid a clash with the nazis. During this period of time anne keeps a diary of her troubles living here. She falls in love with this boy. Unfortunatley their luck expires and they get caught and taken to a concentration camp. I only read up to here so i cant remember the ending but its an awesome book. you will need tissues. teenageers or adults only. 5/5 too cool HAVE FUN READING.XX

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  45. i have never read a book that is so informative but keeps you stuck to it. it is the most touching book i have ever read. it is a famous book that is read by millions. it really gives an understanding of what really happened. i cannot honestly say i didn’t cry?
    i would reccommend it to anyone no matter what genre you like.

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  46. The Diary Of Anne Frank Is A Very Touching Book, It Gives You A Insight, In To The Past, People Actually Lived Like That, And Worse.

    I Could Not Put This Book Down, It Was A Heart Felt Story And I Highly Commend It.

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  47. This book was amazing, especially considering it is true!
    It is about a young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazi’s with her family and family friends in an annexe. This was during the Holocaust. Anne writes in her diary most days and keeps it updated to what has been happening.

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  48. i love this book. it tells it like it was. its so real, well obviously. well It showsthe stuggles of being a girl a teenager and a jew in WW2. its very sad and quite unbelievable in some parts

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  49. The diary of Anne Frank is an inspirational novel, set in a tragic time in history. Anne Frank is a young jewish girl who hid from the Nazi’s with her family and family friends in a secret annexe for an extended period of time during World War Two. The book details everything that happens to Anne and the other residents and told through Anne’s eyes. Despite being a sad novel, it is also very educational and gives a personal insight about what occurred in Europe during the Holocaust.

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  50. This is a great book about a courageous young girl and he friend Kitty. Anne Frank was a young jewish girl in the holocaust and world war II. They hid in the ‘Secret Annexe’ for over two years before they were arrested by the Nazis. Of the eight residents that were put in the concentration camp from the secret room only Mr Frank survived and before they were rescued Anne caught a disease and died.
    I rate this book a 4.5/5 and I would recommend it to anyone who would love a good read that really has you connecting with the characters and makes you feel as if you are really there.
    It is a fantastic book to read and i would say to you all pick it up and get into it.

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  51. oooohhh This is my kind of book. I love books on what we learn about in class specially to do with history. Getting more of a picture of what it was like back then. Though I could never ever really be able to really picture in my mind what it was really was like as others like Anne or even Elie Wiesel from ‘night’. these are very very sad stories but a story that pulls you in to read more. people who havent read it are missing out.

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  52. This is the best book ever !!! It’s about a young girl, jew living in the time of the holacast and also during the world war 2. Anne Frank is a young girl but is very intelligent and brave. She is hiding from the Germans and writes into her diary most of the days. This book is a very sad book but a true fantastic book. I read this book recently and just love it although I must admit that I did cry once or twice 😦

    They stayed in the “Secret Annexe” and over two years before they were found and arrested by the Germans. Of the eight residents, only Mr. Frank survived the concentration camps that they stayed in.

    This is a remarkable book that will touch your heart. It is amazing to read and one that won’t be forgotten.
    Please pick this book up and i will tell you now you won’t be able to put it back down!

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  53. i am very much inspired by the diary of anne frank.she was a young girl but was very intelligent and was very brave also . she was curious and i wished that such strength of will was mine.

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  54. the diary of anne frank is a terrific book. It;s about the holacast and world war. Anne is a teenager and is stuck in the attic of a warehouse, hiding from the germans. with her is her family, family friends and a dentist. anne writes to her diary most days and keeps you updated out whats happening. it is very sad.

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