This Diary of a Young Girl deals with the Holocaust. For many people this can be a sensitive topic. For readers who wish to gain a better understanding of these events this novel is a great resource. It is not graphic as it describes the experience of a young girl in hiding from the Nazi Party. That being said it deals with serious subject matter and may not be for you if the Holocaust is a trigger for you.
Review of The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary Of A Young Girl is an autobiography written by Anne Frank, and published by Otto Frank. It provides a first hand account of the horrific circumstances Jewish people had to endure during the Second World War as a result of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. It follows the life of Anne Frank from 14 years to 16 years until her untimely death, shedding a unique perspective on the events.
Contrary to popular belief it’s not a book meant for entertainment. Rather it’s the deepest thoughts of a 16-year-old as they endure circumstances no child, or human being should ever have to. It starts with Anne receiving a dairy and living a normal life until Hitler’s Invasion of Poland forced them underground in Hiding with their neighbors.
This book shows the lives of people who are forced to constantly live in fear of prosecution and eventual unjust punishment. The diary tackles discrimination and the right of everyone to live freely.
We see Anne’s carefree nature throughout the book and her not understanding the position her elders were in. We grow to love her Carefree and sweet nature. She always manages to keep her cheerful attitude even in the face of adverse difficulties. For me, reading how she kept those pure aspects of her personality emphasized how there is always good. Even in the darkest moments of human history there is still a light.
The only negative I can think of is that it could start off as a little boring at first to read. Anne does normal things over and over again, but that can be understood. It was written as a personal diary. It is a personal nit-pick rather than an actual criticism. This book is not for everyone, and it is important to manage expectations. This book is a collection of remarkable thoughts, not an epic tale of adventure.
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction or history in general. It is important to understand the past in order to improve the future. This diary shines is a primary source on the Holocaust like no other.