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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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The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
December 8th, 2014
This is an amazing book. It is an easy read, great for a tween. Just reading the preview got me hooked! I definitly think that everyone should read this book. It is one of those books where you get something new and different from it every time you read it. Overall I think that if you are wondering if you should get it, do it!
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Anne Frank's Diary
October 29th, 2014
Very interesting story
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September 17th, 2014
I didn't like this book. I know the historical significance. I know Anne was a real girl in horrific circumstances. But I didn't enjoy the book and based on what we know about Anne from this book... I didn't like her. I disagree that this is a "must read".
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August 12th, 2014
This book was surprising. To read, one must have great patience and a slight lack of sensitivity. Herd thoughts and writings are so raw and real, yet so unreal for a teenage girl. Her diction is astonishing and put to good use in beautifully writing her thoughts. You grow so close with Anne and the ending is so abrupt and expected at the same time. I knew how it would end but one must remember that she did not know when she would die, just as we did not know. Unlike most books, Anne does not get to write her final thoughts of fear and agony, she did not have that "luxury", if you will. It really gives you the true feeling of getting so close and not making it. But in a way, she did, didn't she? She is lived on through her words and ability to educate the world on the war from her perspective. She has accomplished her dream of becoming a famous writer/journalist. If you have a strong set of morals and earn to self-educate, this book is a must read for countless reasons.
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