The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
Publisher: HN Publishing
Genres: Historical, Autobiography/Memoir, Classic
Narrator: Susan Adams
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes
Publication Date: 1st January 2018
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.”
My Thoughts & Review
I read this book so long ago, in fact I read it during my summer break after completing my 1st year of A’ level. It was among a bag of books that one of my support workers had lent to me. The first time I read it I feel in love with the book and kept telling myself that I would re-read it one day. And that one day finally came in 2020. As this was a re-read I thought I would give the audiobook ago.
This is an amazingly beautifully written diary by Anne a 14 year old Jewish girl hiding in a secret space that can only be accessed through a secret door that is hidden behind a bookcase. In this book we learn of the ordeal Anne and her family go through in order to stay safe and to avoid being caught by the Germans.
I found the listening to the audiobooks just as wonderful as reading the book physically. The narrator Susan Adams has done a wonderful job in narrating this book, it really brought it to life.
The ending was sad and for those who are wondering no I didn’t cry but was very close to tears, and as many of you know I’m not one to cry during reading. In fact, there are only a handful of books that have or nearly have and this is one of those. So, if your planning to read this one I do suggest you read this one in the comfort of your home and not in public.
There’s not much more I can say that hasn’t already been said, but I will say if you haven’t read this book yet you really need too!!! I highly recommend you read a physical copy as well as an audiobook. Oh, one thing you should know there are quite a few editions of this book, and the first time I read this book the copy I read had the title The Diary of Anne Frank.
I read this for the prompt Book originally written in a foreign Language for the 2020 TBR Reading Challenge created by Mina @ Stacked Reviews.
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