Sunday, January 24, 2010

Anne Frank by Arnold J. Pomerans

During World War 2, June 9, 1942, a Jewish family, the Franks, went into hiding to escape the anti-Jewish laws, harsh treatment, and discrimination of the Jews. Their youngest daughter, Anne, talks about true things in her diary of their life before and after Hitler became dictator. She shares her thoughts on the horrible thrill it was to be hiding in a small space, not being able to even go outside. Her true story had so much in it, suspense on rather they'll live, historical because of the world war 2 setting, and a small romance. Everything told through the mind of a thirteen year old girl.

This book really gave me a better understanding on just how bad world war two was. This isn't the book; it's more of a companion to go with the diary. It had a lot of quotes from the Anne frank diary so you understand what was happening, and each page had pictures of the family, and their hiding place showing you what each thing or person looked like. Even after Anne had stopped writing in her diary, it told you everything that happened to them afterwards, including how they died. It was really educational, but in a fun and creative way, and was really easy to get captivated by. It was easy to get into If you got this book, I would recommend getting the diary to, and vise versa. It doesn't matter if you've read the diary or not, it was put together in a way that's easy to understand, and I would definitely recommend this book.

Reviewer Age:13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Springtown, Texas United States