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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I Read Wednesday - The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Hey guys! so this is a new feature I'm going to be doing every Wednesday, and its basically listing what I'm currently reading at the moment, complete with a few quotes to go along with it.

The book I am currently reading is The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank, and I am on page 24 out of 283.

"Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic - a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and eloquent testament to the human spirit.

"In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.

"In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and fraility and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive ad spirited young woman whose promis was tragically cut short."

[summary taken from the back of the book; picture taken from Goodreads.]

I'm not very far in but I think the book is great so far! I was recommended to read this book by my English teacher, after we did a unit on it last year. Anne was an amazing writer and I honestly can't believe that this is nonfiction and written by herself.

Now, time for some quotes!

1. "I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart." [page 2]

2. "I want to go on living even after my death."

Oh, before I go, I just wanted to apologize for not posting a writing update last night; I was busy. But I managed to write chapter six of my [still untitled] WiP, lasting 5 pages because I simply couldn't sleep. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up this weekend.

Thank you for reading!


Brooke R. Busse said...

I read Anne Frank, but it was kind of slow for me. And did you know that her father left out parts?

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