The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | September 15, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Diary of a Young Girl is rated 4.1923 out of 5 by 26.
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply  admired monument to the indestructible nature of the  human spirit, read by millions of people and  translated into more than fifty-five languages.  Doubleday, which published the first English translation  of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation  that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores  the original material omitted by Anne's father,  Otto -- approximately thirty percent of the diary.  The elder Frank excised details about Anne's  emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations  between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her  family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation  forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building  for two years. This is Anne's record of that time.  She was thirteen when the family went into the  "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows  to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful  observer of human nature as well. A timeless story  discovered by each new generation, The  Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer.  For young readers and adults, it continues to  bring to life this young woman, who for a time  survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen -- and  who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly  human throughout her ordeal.


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Published: September 15, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307776204

ISBN - 13: 9780307776204

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING it gives a sense of what anyone in anytime throughout  history might have experienced. whether it is an event like the holocaust or genocide. it makes one think about the effects of a major shift in life can cause to someone
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from History A piece of work that should be appreciated by all. What a gift it is for us to be able to read a young girl's daily thoughts during the time of the War/ Holocaust. I found this book took a while to read (some parts weren't as interesting to me as others), but it was still worth every minute.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from anne frank i think the diary of anne frank was very interesting because it was about how she hid in the "secret annex" for 2 years because of hitlers anti-semitism. she hid there with her family & the van daans . she named her diary ," Kitty " . i think the book is well written although some words were different from our english now.
Date published: 2010-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worth A Look At I like that this is a first hand account of the war. It's really interesting to see something this significant from a child's perspective. I liked how honest it was. I also liked that even though something that big was going on around her, she still had everyday feelings. It was a great book, but I didn't really like it.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome piece of Literature As a young man who isn't very inclined to read emotional novels, and instead sticks with either a fantasy, adventure, action-packed, or extensively comedic novel... I first hesitated when I picked up this book. However after reading it, I realized the immense power that was sustained in the act of simply writing what one feels in their heart. Anne Frank didn't have english classes in which she was taught how to construct and utilize proper grammatical jargon, and yet the diary which contained her story is in my opinion a work of art that cannot be taught in the classroom. The reader is engulfed by the diary and is teleported to the time and location in which she is writing it. I would recommend this novel to anyone and everyone as a 'must read at least once in your lifetime' novel.
Date published: 2009-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings .. At first I was REALLY excited to read this book. I'm a history nut and adore reading, so it fits right? However, I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The diary entries were usually about simple things such as food choices, and fights. Which makes sense considering they were in hiding cut off from the world. At the end of the book I felt as though I violated her privacy. I know, a silly thought....but this was a girl's personal diary... How do we know she wanted it read? I did not enjoy reading this book.
Date published: 2009-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :D Since I am only a middle schooler, this is one of the novels I was forced to read at school. At first, I thought I would be bored to death reading a historical diary. But afterwards, I was so engrossed by the book that I read it all in a day. It is a really great book, and i recommend it to all kids!
Date published: 2009-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Diary of a Young Girl This book was very moving and interesting to read. It clarified a lot about the holocaust and was an interesting read.
Date published: 2008-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring in spite of itself I recently picked up this book because my ten year old niece expressed interest in reading it, and I wanted to make sure that the content wasn't too graphic for her quickly diminishing innocence. I’ve come to the conclusion that Anne’s story would undoubtedly teach appreciation for the small things in life, a strong work ethic and the importance of a positive mental attitude. However, because this is a diary recording the thoughts of a young teenage girl, it also covers Anne’s discovery of her sexuality, her adversity towards her parents, mixed in with some spoiled-brat whining, these of course all being areas where a ten year old needs no help with advancement. I will be sure to pass the book on to her when she is about thirteen, when I’m sure she will better relate with Anne’s plight. Ultimately, Anne was insightful, self-aware and very driven, and it is amazing to notice her continuing transformation into a mature young adult as the entries progress. I found her determination to be a writer very inspiring, and even though Anne’s young life was cut short due to the horrors of the Nazi party, her dream was still realized after her death through her diary. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read. The adolescent years of a little girl during war times. It truely is a remarkable and touching story.
Date published: 2008-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! Anne Frank has certainly left a legacy in this world. She is undoubtedly a young girl with a very mature mind, god-given talent for writing and incredible passion for life. After reading this, I learn of her unfailing strength of character, her unwillingness to allow extraordinary circumstances to prevent her from hope of a better future. The holocaust shall never be forgotten and history shall never repeat itself; for people of all ages, this book is a must read.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is my favourite book of all time. I never tire of reading it. It is so full of innocence and honesty. And just think, this remarkable young lady was only aged 13-15 when she wrote this book. Had she survived the atrocities of the Holocaust and been giving the opportunity to grow in her writing, she would have been amazing (not that she isn't already---but imagine what another 30 or 40 years would have done with her already great talent!) What a shame that the evil of her time tried so hard to put out her brilliant light...
Date published: 2007-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Outstanding! The novel which I happen to be reading came from a young girl’s diary. The book is written in an internal, first person point of view. The novel includes many different real life situations which are talked about amongst the book. Many things which the main character, “Anne Frank” likes to talk about are things like the food they eat, how they are doing in hiding, and most especially about the love of her life. Now man teenage people her age are free and aren’t placed in her shoes, which is why it is such a privilege to be reading a book about a young girl who wrote her heart into her diary to show the world what kind of things that she had to overcome during the span of her life.
Date published: 2007-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartfelt I am facinated by the unbelievable torture brought on by Hitler in the 40's. Absolutely incredible in what he tried to accomplish. As I read, I felt as though I were in the attic with Anne. Anne was so bright, witty and charming. She would have grown to be an amazing humanitarian. Funny how she is gone, but still alive and known to so many around the world.
Date published: 2006-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Sad Anne Frank only lived until she was the age of fifteen, but she lived a life full of being kind and considerate of others. Anne was a Jew born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12,1929. After Hitler came to power in Germany in the early thirties, he made strict rules that discriminated against Jews. These rules made it so that Jews had to display the star of David on their clothing, to attend Jewish schools, to go shopping at ceratin times, and to follow a curfew. They were even banned from driving cars and riding bikes. Perhaps because of this discrimination, in 1934, when Anne was five years of age, the Franks moved to Amsterdam. That same year, she began her schooling. When she grew up, she was going to join the family business of banking and management. Unfortunately, their new safety ended when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. Even though Hitler’s anti-Jewish rules impacted the lives of Jews, the Franks’ lives changed even more drastically when they had to go into hiding from the Nazis on July 6, 1942. She and eight others lived in the attic of a warehouse, a place called the “Secret Annex.” During her time in hiding, she kept a diary. The diary described life in the holocaust for her and her family. The people hiding in the “Secret Annex”, spent two years there before they were caught. In October 1944, Anne and her sister Margot were sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both died of disease in March 1945. Anne and Margot were one of the one million Jewish children that were killed during the Holocaust. The only member of the Frank family to survive the Holocaust was Otto Frank, Anne’s father. Anne explains how hard it was to live in hiding, and how she had to live with the idea of being murdered each day. We can't begin to imagine what it would be like wondering each day if the police were to burst through our door and arrest us, just because of our heritage and our beliefs. The following statement that she wrote when she was my age shows how she never lost her dreams, her ideals, or her faith in humanity. "It’s difficult in times like these: Ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind This is a book that I would recommend. Anne Frank explains the feelings of most young girls towards people and situations. Reading this book, it made me think back to when I was thirteen and I remember thinking some of the same things towards my parents and how it was to be young and not understood. Then I wonder to myself and realize that I can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in hiding for two years just waiting for the war to be over and then to be discovered, but Anne Frank paints a really good picture. She wanted to still live even after she died and here she is still living even after she died.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touched me the most I own the book "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" and I have to say that it is the book that has touched me the most. I have always found the holocaust and the times of 1940 very interesting yet tragic. Of all of the tragic and unfortunates stories i have read about survivors and their stories, the diary of Anne Frank is by far the one that reached out to me. It was so powerful, that i wrote a 5 minute speech in a provincial competition about her, i memorised it and i composed it to the audience, i ended up winning the municipal prize. The diary gives a great perspective of the life of a young girl in a terrible worldwide event. I would give her diary full stars. This goes out to Anne!
Date published: 2006-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I found this book to be quite a dull and non engaging one. When I put it down from reading, I didnt want to pick it back up (Which is unsusal for me)... The book is not at all what I expected and I would not recommand it.
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart-warming This story was a incredibly touching one, that shone a spotlight on the horrible destruction the human race can create. Anne and her family tried to work through that by hiding and staying together, but unfortunately like so many other jews their efforts made little difference agaisnt the will of the Nazis. Ann Frank's diary is a special book which should be shared accross the nation.
Date published: 2004-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The diary of a young girl I thought that this book was the best book i have ever read. i also think it teaches people a good lesson about pregisis.
Date published: 2003-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Story of hard times and perseverance Anne Frank and her family hide in a secret annex from the nazis. Anne keeps track of her thoughts by writing in her diary which was found when the room was discovered after the war. The story is a true one and can bring a tear to anyone's eyes. Sadly, in the end, they are found and many were gassed while others died of diseases from the inhumane quarters they were kept in. This story changes your outlook on life and let's you forget if u got dumped or if u didn't get a date for the prom. Anne Frank truly was a hero, and survived a tough and interesting life.
Date published: 2003-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best This is the best book i've ever read! Tho written by a 13 year old girl it is as good or better then the fictional diaries professional writers do. An amazing piece of work, very emotional. It makes you feel like her best friend!
Date published: 2001-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne Frank This book is one of the best books I've ever read. I can relate to her totally. It is sad in some parts and I've cried. If you havn't read this book I urge you to do so. ( I've read it three times and its still interesting) -Stephanie
Date published: 2001-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from who's the farest in the land? Diary of a young gir EXCELLENT BOOK!
Date published: 2000-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from touching i am 11 years old, and this book changed my life!!!!!!!!!! it made me cry and i just could not stop. she is a very brave girl!!!
Date published: 1999-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl A definite read for everyone. It begins as Anne receives the diary on her thirteenth birthday, and follows into to the "Secret Annex," in which her family and a few others hid from Nazis. Her words are mature and heartfelt. She describes a life no one should ever have to experience. They are restricted to certain times for bathroom duties and so forth, so as not to alert the people who work in the office below them. I was so moved by her story, and felt very saddened at the end. It is too bad that the world had to lose such an inspiring talent. Read it, and experience Anne.
Date published: 1999-05-12

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The Diary of a Young Girl

by Anne Frank

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 15, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307776204

ISBN - 13: 9780307776204

From the Publisher

The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a  new translation, this definitive edition contains  entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and  confrontations with her mother that were cut from  previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a  Young Girl is among the most enduring  documents of the twentieth century. Since its  publication in 1947, it has been a beloved and deeply  admired monument to the indestructible nature of the  human spirit, read by millions of people and  translated into more than fifty-five languages.  Doubleday, which published the first English translation  of the diary in 1952, now offers a new translation  that captures Anne's youthful spirit and restores  the original material omitted by Anne's father,  Otto -- approximately thirty percent of the diary.  The elder Frank excised details about Anne's  emerging sexuality, and about the often-stormy relations  between Anne and her mother. Anne Frank and her  family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation  forces, hid in the back of an Amsterdam office building  for two years. This is Anne's record of that time.  She was thirteen when the family went into the  "Secret Annex," and in these pages, she grows  to be a young woman and proves to be an insightful  observer of human nature as well. A timeless story  discovered by each new generation, The  Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer.  For young readers and adults, it continues to  bring to life this young woman, who for a time  survived the worst horrors the modern world had seen -- and  who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly  human throughout her ordeal.


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Anne Frank, June 1929 - March 1945 Anneliesse Marie Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. She was the second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. Anne's father was a factory worker, who moved his family to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape the Nazi's. There he opened up a branch of his uncle's company and Anne and her sister Margot resumed a normal life, attending a Montessori School in Amsterdam. The Germans attacked the Netherlands in 1940 and took control, issuing anti-Jewish decrees, and forcing the Frank sisters into a Jewish Lyceum instead of their old school. Their father Otto decided to find a place for the family to hide should the time come that the Nazi's came to take them to a concentration camp. He chose the annex above his offices and found some trustworthy friends among his fellow workers to supply the family with food and news. On July 5, 1942, Margot received a "call up" to serve in the Nazi "work camp." The next day, the family escaped to the annex, welcoming another family, the van Pels, which consisted of Hermann and Auguste van Pels and their son Peter. Fritz Pfeffer also came to stay with them, causing the count to come to eight people hiding in the annex. Anne, Margot and Peter continued their studies under the tutelage of Otto, and all of the captives found ways to entertain themselves for the long years they remained hidden. On August 4, 1944, four Dutch Nazis came to arrest the eight, having discovered their hiding place through an in
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