Monday, 28 July 2014

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Anne Frank, a 13 year old girl ends up hiding in an attic for being a Jew.Hitler's army floods through Amsterdam in order to kill Jews, and Anne, along with her parents and sister, hide in the attic of her father's office which is concealed behind a bookshelf. It was during this time she recorded incidents of her life in this diary, which she named Kitty.

Generally, I write a panegyric review on books, and books like All the Light We Cannot See earn my ardent respect. However, I just cannot find a legitimate reason to like this diary. With due respect, why does this diary sound fabricated? I probably sound cynical, or like someone who denies the Holocaust, but we had problems with that historical event, too. It was really annoying and lacks originality in my opinion. Considering the fact that it shouldn't have been published on the first place, to me, her thoughts lacked authenticity. It was really....I would have used the word stupid here, but I do respect a few things about her, so I won't.

There are various other reasons for my hatred towards this book. But since this book is called a great classic (not by me). I'm willing to give it another chance. I'll read it again, and see what my opinion will be then.

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