Monday, July 29, 2019

Memorable Monday # 3

Happy Monday. The point of Memorable Monday is to showcase a book that you read in the past and share why/how the book has stuck with you.

Today, I am featuring 

In 1942, with the Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, the Franks and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and surprisingly humorous, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

I was around ten years old when my Dad brought home a copy of Anne Frank's book The Diary of a Young Girl. I am sure I had studied WWII, the Nazi's, and Holocaust in school but this book brought that time period to life in a real way. I remember crying myself to sleep and having nightmare's. I believe this book is what gave me not only my love of history but historical fiction.

Now, it's your turn. What book is memorable to you? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

thebeccafiles said...

This is a great one to share! I would definitely consider it a WWII must-read!

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