by Anne Frank:
Setting: This book takes place during the Holocaust ; June 12, 1942- August 1 1944. Anne Frank is in hiding in a secret place on top of the office of Otto Frank.
Major Characters: Anne Frank, Margot Frank, Otto Frank, Edith Frank, Mr. vaan Dan, Mrs. vaan Dan, Peter vaan Dan, Albert Dussel, Mr. Kugler, Mr. Kleiman, Bep Voskuijl, Mr. Voskuijl, Meip Gies, Jan Gies, Hanneli, Peter Schiff, Hello Silberberg.
Brief Summary: This book, as you could of guessed is a diary of a young girl named Anne Frank. In the beginning it seems like a normal diary; she talks about crushes, school, friends, typical girl things. It also starts out on her 13th birthday (June 12,1942). She moves to Netherlands. Later Years she is greeted by World War II. But to her surprise the same people who she was running from, Germans, invades her home place. Being Jewish her family must go into hiding. They take shelter above Otto Frank’s office. Anne then starts to write about the war and much of what she is feeling. She also writes about her new perspective on her family. In the end the family is arrested by Nazis. The book than comes to an unknowing end.
Theme: The loneliness of being young. Who you are inside versus what you portray on the outside.
Personal Reaction: I found this book to be very interesting. Usually I am bored when reading a historical book, but this really captivated me. It was your usual book of facts. This was a diary first of all which kind of gave it that realistic fiction feel. But still gave you facts and brought you through the everyday life of Anne Frank.
Thematic Connection: The book first starts off when Anne is 13 but ends when shortly after she turns 15. So you get to experience her mature and go through puberty. You notice how she changes, her body as well as how she thinks. She doesn’t really confide in her mother as she used to. She even stated in the book that she sees her mother with a lack of... [continues]
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