The Diary of a Young Girl (Class X)
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic?a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. The Diary is many things at one and the same time. It is an amusing, enlightening, and often moving account of the process of adolescence, as Anne describes her thoughts and feelings about herself and the people around her, the world at large, and life in general. It is an accurate record of the way a young girl grows up and matures, in the very special circumstances in which Anne found herself throughout the two years during which she was in hiding. And it is also a vividly terrifying description of what it was like to be a Jew ? and in hiding ? at a time when the Nazis sought to kill all the Jews of Europe.