Monday, January 23, 2012

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

I finally made it through this book. This isn't the first time I tried to read it, and about one hundred pages in, I wondered why I was trying to read it again. I persisted though and finished the book last night. It isn't an easy read, but it does give a person perspective by reading about such difficulty. I can't imagine living in a few rooms with little to do and nearly constant conflict with the people whom you are with. I would not recommend this book despite the high acclaim it has received. Have you read it? What did you think?


Amber said...

I loved this book, although it was one I was forced to read in school. I love historical books, though, so it may just be me.

I would love to recommend a book to you, Grasshopper Summer, I'm unsure of the author, but it still my favorite book ever, and I need to get a new copy, I've lost mine, but I've read that book more times than any other.

cydney said...

This is one of my favorite books. Anne's optimism in such difficult circumstances is so inspiring. I have kept this quote from it on my desk, fridge-- all kinds of places through the years.
"“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be."