Classic book number 7: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I am not going to lie, I was a little surprised to find this book on a few different classic lists. I’m not sure why I was surprised, since many consider it a timeless novel about her time during WWII especially considering her age at the time. I greatly enjoyed the book, but I’m not sure I fell in love with it and I think that happened because it didn’t hit home – I’ve already gone through those ages, I’m already in a mature stage. I know that may sound harsh to some, but I’m not saying that this book shouldn’t be read, it definitely should, but I think within a certain age range. To me at least.
I say that because in the beginning I kept forgetting how young she was and I found myself getting annoyed with some of the things she was writing about, but then I checked myself and reminded myself that she’s in a dire situation at such a young age and this is how she’s keeping sane.
She was definitely a remarkable girl, smart and brave, even she didn’t see it herself at times. I hope that I would act the same as her if I were to find myself in any slightly similar situation (which of course I hope won’t happen, for many reasons).
I found a good review from the mid 90’s in the New York Times that can be read here.
I’m glad that I read it and now its on the number 8!
Read happy! 🙂