Narration/Writing style:: 5/5
Reading Level: Beginner
“Because paper has more patience than people. ”
Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” needs no introduction. A beautiful yet painful memoir written during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands describes the struggles of a 13-year-old teenager to fit in the world, and that too during the excruciating times of war.
This memoir is a testament to undying human will and perseverance to survive in the most grievous of times. Anne Frank will take you on a ride on her journey from living in a beautiful home with her family to hiding with eight people in a secret annex. “Kitty” (as she calls her diary) is symbolic of a friend that every teenager would have ever wished to have. This journey will take you on a personal passage of time and will touch your heart in more than one way.
“I've found that there is always some beauty left -- in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
The diary is being translated from Dutch and yet is an easy-to-understand book that will actually give you life lessons in the simplest ways possible. Sometimes, to view the world from the eyes of a 13-year-old is all it takes to change our perspective towards life.