The Diary of a Young Girl

Written By: Anne Frank

Genre: Nonfiction

"A truly remarkable book"  The New York times

"One of the most moving personal documents to come out of the World War II" - The Philadelphia Inquirer


               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, years, they and another 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 the confined quarters, and the ever-present  threat of discovery and death.

From The Diary of Anne Frank

Main Character

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 she was a 13 year old Jewish girl that lived in Amsterdam during the Holocaust. She and her family went in hiding on Thursday, 9 July, 1942 in her dads office. She died on February 1945.

Anne Frank is the author of The Diary of a Young Girl. This is the only book that she has written in her life before she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Anne Frank Museum (Hiding Spot)

  • The Anne Frank Museum was where the story took place, Anne Frank and her family along with the Van Daan family.
  • The hiding place was turned into a museum to show the struggles of the family and what they did to survive.
  • The family started to hide there on Thursday 9, July 1942.

Map of the building where they hid


Anne Frank was growing in a cramped place where she lived with 7 other people. She started to go through puberty in a very tiny place and was limited to do a lot of things. She was afraid to get caught and every time a soldier came to check the building and see if there are any Jews hiding. Sometimes she just wanted to scream her lungs out because all she did was be quite and eat, and sometimes whisper. She was hiding during the Holocaust.


The mood of this story is sad. I believe that this is sad because this book is her whole life, she shares her struggles, happy moments, times when she just cant go on, and all of her fears.



I believe that the theme of this story is to never give up even if the circumstances are very hard.


Why did I like it?

I liked this book because it is related to social studies, and social studies is my favorite subject in school

Who should read this book

  • Recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about how life was for the Jewish who were hiding from the Nazis.
  • This book is really interesting and you would not believe what Anne frank, 13 year old, had to go through.