Ashwini posted a review at 2008-05-05 09:11:00.
All the characters in this book seem to come alive. Simple but deep feelings made this book a classic.Its worth reading this book once.....Anne Frank was a brave Jewish-German girl who had to go into hiding during the Holocaust. Inspite of not surviving the Holocaust,her diary became a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit.It is during their twenty five month long stay, that Anne discovered the joys of confiding in her diary.The diary became Anne's best friend. It is only the diary that she trusted,because in the cloistered environment, she did not feel comfortable sharing her thoughts with her other family members."Hope I will be able to confide everything to you and hope you will be a great source of comfort and support"These words at the very beginning of the book arrest the reader's attention. These words speak about how badly Anne needed a friend she could confide in and share her feelings.She wrote her feelings in her diary,which shows the gradual development of a little girl into a mature girl with the positive attitude.Although she was quite young,when she started writing the diary,her wittings have a lot of depth and understanding.one of her fondest dreams was that, one day someone would find her diary and she would become famous.Ironically this wish of hers came true but she was no longer alive to see it when happened.This book is a masterpiece.If you are disappointed, disheartened, then do read this book. You will know that how positive she was, when she was surrounded by the horrors of Second World War.She and her family along with a Van Daan family lived in a "Secret Annexe" out for nearly 2 years to escape the Gestapo but they were caught on 4th August 1944.Anne died on March, 1945.