Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Title: The Diary of A Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Genre: Non-Fiction, History
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: Paperback


  • “I shall persevere, in spite of everything, and find my own way through it all.”
  • “Alone I had to face the difficult task of changing myself.”
  • “Things are just as bad as you yourself care to make them.”
  • “I know my own faults and shortcoming better than anyone, but the difference is that I also know that I want to improve, shall improve, and already have improved a great deal.”
  • “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.”


In The Diary of A Young Girl, readers join Anne Frank on her journey in hiding during World War II through her personal diary named Kitty. The complexity of Anne’s thoughts as she was coming to understand her own identity as a teenager and young woman was incredible. She captured so many raw emotions, intense feelings, and even depressing thoughts in such a powerful way that really spoke to me as a reader. Anne was such a beautiful writer even while living in harsh, brutal, and extreme conditions. Her diary entries were raw, touching, and even sweet. I was honored to have had the opportunity to read this book and will never forget it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is going through a hard time and needs proof they can go on and the inspiration to do so.

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