Book Review: The Diary of Anne Frank

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By: Harrison Giza

So I picked up this book after seeing Schindler’s List because, like, I really wanted a good cry and stuff, but, like, this book is like SO much more than that. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is the best book novel ever written and I can completely understand why it is Justin Bieber’s favorite book. Like “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book tells the story of a young girl in the throngs of love and Nazi-occupied Germany. She wines, she dines, she loves, she hides and I loved every single minute of it.

Written in the 1960’s, Anne really shows her early greatness here full-force. Her famous use of onomatopoetic nouns is fantastic, and like, she really knows what she is saying. When I read, I could get a sense that she was REALLY there with her characters, through the good and bad.  I will say that this book is not without it’s flaws. Another book about the Holocaust? Really? I mean, come on Miss. Frank! You can do better than that!

My favorite part of the book was when Anne got in the aeroplane and was like “there’s a big snake in the plane” and that goofy guy was like “nah, that’s my pet snake Reggie.” Man, my gums were hurting I laughed so hard! There is a lot of humor after all, but the serious parts are what truly make “Diary” a true American novel. Even though I don’t believe she should have ended up with Justin, Anne really was his true love. Ginny and Bella were bitches throughout the whole book and I couldn’t even get into the whole “hidden” love triangle.

Although “Diary” is the first in the series, Frank is as frank as she always has been. I can’t wait for more!

Pros: Funny, witty, and a great teen read

Con: unoriginal source material, love triangles

Score: 7.5/10

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And yes, this is a joke.

 

 

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