Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

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Click for availability and more information The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
When I was in high school, I read many classics, but I never read "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank. I saw it under Downloadable Books on the Greenwich Library website so I downloaded it to my Kindle Fire. Somewhere along the way I'd heard it was the story of a young Jewish girl and her family hiding from the Nazis in World War II. It's more than just a story about victims of the Holocaust. It's also the story of a young girl coming of age with the backdrop of war. She has to go through adolescence without the benefit of freedom enjoyed by the average teenager. Yet, she is a typical young woman exploring her feelings, adjusting to changes in her body and trying to exercise her independence. The problem is that she has to live in close quarters hiding from the Germans over an extended period of time. Food becomes scarce as well as the other comforts of life. She dreams of becoming a journalist after the war. Her relationship with her parents is strained, and she gravitates toward a boy several years older than herself for comfort and affection. Meanwhile, they hear rumors about the progress of the war and who's winning. They're on a roller coaster ride of emotions as they wait for an Allied victory. It's easy to see why this book is considered a classic.

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