A young German transplant-in-hiding, Anne is locked away in a small “secret annex” with 7 other people. She is young, sensitive, and remarkably mature. To remain sane, she confided in her diary. Many of her entries deal with the relationship strains that are inherent with close quarters living, the high stress of war, and differences in worldviews and lifestyles. In her diary, Anne is candid about the relationship troubles with her Mother and Father, as well as, the blossoming emotions of young love. From her first journal, until her last, the reader watches a young girl become a young woman. Anne matures in words, actions, thoughts and deeds.
Selling 24 million copies, and being translated into 55 languages Anne’s diary became the continuing legacy of a 15 year old girl. It is the legacy all long for, but few will ever realize.
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is a must read. I score it an 8/10