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Today on International Day of Peace, I am happy to share this lovely review by 13 year old Satvika, of one of the most important books of our time and an international bestseller, ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ by Anne Frank.
Suri Lakshmi Satvika is 13 years old. She loves reading books and drawings and lives in Bangalore
Title: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
BOOKS are dreams you hold in your hands. When we
read a book, we expect to learn something valuable from it.
The book I am going to review now, taught me a very important lesson and when this book was written, the writer was of the same age as I am now (13 years old)So, it influenced me deeply.
“The Diary of a Young Girl” is the book I am talking about. This book, as the title suggests, is a diary. The writer of this diary is Anne Frank. This book was published in the year 1947, in Dutch. Later in 1952, it was translated and published by ‘Amazing Reads’
When I first saw this book, its cover page and illustrations seemed quite ordinary. But it was the picture of the young girl, Anne Frank which caught my eye. Also I had heard quite a lot about it, so I thought of giving it a read.
I got this book as a birthday present from my parents on my 13th birthday.
Coming to the plot of this book, it gives us a glimpse into World War II through a young girl’s perspective. It also shows us how tough and tiring life is when we are confined and not treated as an equal in the society.
Anne Frank is the main character of this book. She is a remarkably clever girl, a very thoughtful narrator and her diary is an entertaining read as well as a significant historical document.
Anne’s first entry said- “Writing in a diary is a very strange thing for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on, neither I nor anyone would be interested in the musings of a thirteen year old.” But little did she know her diary became the primary source of information about the German holocaust.
Though, Anne’s diary only offers a glimpse into the horrors inflicted on the Jews by the Nazis, it paints a very vivid picture if human nature and relationships during the time of war. It shows us that happiness can be found anywhere.
It also tells us that hope is something that should never be lost. I feel that the main message is that freedom and equality are something very valuable. It shouldn’t be given to one based on their cast, creed, race, or religion. It should be everyone’s right.
This book is a very wonderful read for anyone above the age of twelve.
We can realize how lucky we are to be this free.
I would give this book 4.5 out of 5. I recommend this book on everyone’s reading list. Happy reading!
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest