Hi there book lovers, your friend Sara here! Thanks for pouring in all your wonderful entries. So excited to be running this movement of ‘book reviews for young readers, by young readers!’
Today I share a very thoughtful review of a book based on the life of an important person.
9 year old Seeyona Guha from Hyderabad shares the review of ‘Who was Anne Frank,’ a book she loved so much that she wrote a review on it and also drew a picture of Anne Frank.
Book- Who was Anne Frank
Author- Ann Abramson
One day, I was browsing through a bunch of books to choose from, when I came across a book called ‘WHO WAS ANNE FRANK’ by Ann Abramson.
I wanted to have this book but before I told my mother to buy it, I wanted to know a bit about who Anne Frank was.
My mom told me that Anne Frank lived for only 15 years. That really got my attention. So I got this book to know how come she lived for such a short period and what was her journey like?
This book tells us about the life of Anne Frank from her childhood. It is the story about Anne and her family going into hiding from Hitler’s army and all the rules they had to follow in the Secret Annex . Adolf Hitler was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party who started World War II.
I feel the book is important because, apart from facts about world history, it tells us a real-life story of how we must not give up hope even when things around us are out of place.
My favorite part of the book is to know that on Anne’s 13th birthday she had got a diary that she wrote in, every day. Later, her father got it published for the whole world to read it. And today almost 90 years later, we can still read her story in her own words! Isn’t that exciting to know?
This book has lots of black and white photos of her. In fact the pictures are so simple that I actually drew one myself.
At the end of the book there is a timeline of Anne Frank’s life.
The best lines I read in the book were also the last lines she ever wrote in her diary. This is what it said –
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
The book is written in a very simple language for young children to easily follow and understand.
I would give a rating of 5 out of 5 stars to this book.*
This book is perfect for children in the age group of 8 to 10 years, who like to read inspiring real-life stories.
*On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest