I first read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was in middle school. And also read the play in high school. I decided that I wanted to write about this for my second report because I wanted to read it again and also because I had recently found an interesting website with more insight into the lives of Anne and her family.
The website, www.annefrank.com, is the official site of the Anne Frank Center, USA. It has a mini scrapbook with photos and excerpts from her diary. It even has a section for students and for teachers with information, curriculum, study guide, and more. It also gives information on their exhibitions. This is such a great site with tons of information and facts. It was a perfect supplement with the book.
I don't know what it is about this book that keeps me going back. It is probably because it is real life.
It just draws you in. It's so sad though. I can't get through it without crying.
Anne is more than just a typical young girl in this book. She is much more of a small adult than a child. Her thoughts and ideas are so advanced. Despite the fact that she is stuck in a small area for such a long time she keeps herself busy, keeps up with her studies, and makes the best of a horrible situation.
I am glad that Anne's story is a part of learning in school. I know we read the play in high school and I do remember reading parts of the book as well in both high school and middle school. I think it's so important to learn about our history so that we do not have to repeat the mistakes of the past.