Inspiring buks…

Posted: November 14, 2007 in Buks

Am currently reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. I know you are probably thinking its juvenile but seriously this book is quite fascinating.

 This is the story of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family and four other friends during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. She recounts everything they went through while in hiding at the top floor of her father’s office They lived there for close to two years.

I don’t know about you but i was completely humbled when i read about the conditions they lived in. The constant scares from the bombs and gunshots, the fact that you couldn’t walk out in the streets without someone trying to shoot at you or getting arrested, they could not flush their toilets at some point lest someone hears them. The saddest part was when someone alerted the authorities and they they were taken to concentration camps. No teenager should ever go through what Anne Frank went through. She must have been very strong. I was completely amazed at her sense of maturity. She is very aware of the goings-on and she read alot therefore she knew all that was happening. She had a bad case of scabies and she died at the age of 15 soon after her sister.

It is a great book, i’d totally recommend it to anyone.



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