Who has read "The Diary of Anne Frank"?

@fpd1955 (2075)
United States
March 7, 2008 7:36am CST
With the news that a picture of Anne's "brown-eyed boy" surfacing recently, it reminded me about this book. I read it several times when I was much younger. It is one of the best books I have read in my life. The courage this girl has is undeniable. The firt time I read it, for homework in school, I was hoping for a happy ending. Our teacher had us read the book before he taught us what happened to Anne and her family. Knowing the fate of her and her family just made her story all that more compelling to me. I had to read it again in the summer, when I was on summer vacation. The second time I read it, I cried very hard because I then knew her fate. It was the same fate as millions of others. It was the Holocaust. A horrific time in history that will forever be remembered. Have you read this book? PEACE
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
7 Mar 08
I have lost count how many times I have read the books (all editions) and every time I read it its like reeding it for the first time. I love the book and you could say I am obsesed with it looking for new information all the time about her and her family. Anne is the reason why I am so obsesed with the Holocaust and the Jewish people
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• Australia
17 Mar 08
thanks for the br I am happy to get it for a discussion on Anne Frank
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
17 Mar 08
You're welcome. I wouldn't say I am obcessed with The Holocaust, but it is history that should never be ignored, forgotten or especially....repeated! PEACE
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
2 May 08
You are absolutely right with the foreshadowing. Of course most would know how the story ended due to how horrific things were during the time... but still the opening parts of the book have a near indescribable effect. The rest of the piece is beyond words, especially after being knowledgable with the atrocities that occured. With this thought, other tragedies have happened and are happening in the world... cynically I think maybe we'll find the diaries to some of those many years in the future, instead of knowing about it and calling for change in the present. There is also the possibility that people really won't care about these recent tragedies for various reasons... Sad assessment, but that's how it appears to me in the present day Fpd.
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
2 May 08
"There is also the possibility that people really won't care about these recent tragedies for various reasons." Oh, I think it is more than a possibility, as there are people living in this world today that are so self obsessed that they don't care about anybody else's suffering or troubles. Your assessment of the present is sad, but not untrue, unfortunately. PEACE
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@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I have only read it once in school but it did burn into my head. It's just something that I don't ever want to experience, it's so sad, and what's worse it is true. Maybe someday I will read it again, but truth be told I get really depressed reading books like this :(
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 08
hello fpd!I have read "Diary of Anne Frank" more than once when I was younger. And it was my favourite book while I was growing up. If only Anne Frank could live..to tell her tale,just like her writings.
@tholmes (101)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
I also have read this book, I think I have read it at least 3 times.. It was quite good and I enjoyed it..
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
1 May 08
I read it about the same age that you were! I cried too! It was so sad! What is the "brown-eyed boy"?
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
2 May 08
He was her boyfriend, before she went in to hiding. She writes about him in her diary. PEACE
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
2 May 08
Oh! Thanks!