Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Diary of Anne Frank Still a Wonderful Book

I remember reading The Diary of Anne Frank when I was in school and it still holds a special place in my heart. Now my 12 year old is reading it for her Literature class. She has been enthralled. When ever my daughter is interested in something she talks and talks about it. Well Anne Frank is a perfect example of this. She read it with no argument. When she was finished she looked up online to find out what happened. She was so angry that someone turned them in and even more angry that nobody knew who it was. There were tears in her eyes when she was expressing to me how upset she was that Anne was so close to being free and safe. When I saw that kind of emotion I knew that she got it. I myself had tears from remembering how sad it was. I wanted Anne to live and do all the things she dreamed of doing.

The Diary of Anne Frank is a moving story of a girl trying to grow up in hiding for her life. A girl close to her age. She really felt for Anne. Her friends were in the car with me the other day and they were expressing how they felt about Anne almost making it and the people who turned her in. They wanted to know how someone could do it. I just told them that people were really afraid during World War II. It's reality. I was moved that they cared so much.

I'm glad they still read this book and I'm sure they will continue too. Now she has to make a collage about anything to do with Anne. She's actually pretty excited about. Thank goodness because I hate fighting with her to get her work done. I bet she'll do a great job. I can't wait to see the finished product.


Kirhat said...

It definitely is a powerful book. I can't sleep well or days after reading it for the first time when I was a teenager. It kept me from thinking that someday I should do my part in eliminating violence against children.

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Jen said...

My daughter read this book in middle school (she's a HS senior now) and loved it. She still talks about it sometimes :o)

Lin said...

Did you see that Miep Gies just died a few weeks ago? It kind of makes the whole story a little closer to home when you realize the players were still alive in our day.

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