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I had high hopes for this book after reading a sparkling review of it in a magazine last year. Although it was short, it took me a while to get through. It felt a little dense and I got bored with the narrator (who was always in his own head, as the title says). The book left a lot to be desired. Pagan Kennedey didn't try hard enough at the mysterious parts of the book, although she did wrench my heart a little when discussing a dying character.
In my opinion, as a person who writes in a journal, it appales me that someone could think of publishing a person's diary. Commutely, the prospect of having a real life account of experiences of the Holocast, written in full honesty, is amazing. While providing a historical account, the book/diary pulls the reader back to tha time (especially if you are a teenager) as Anne Frank concentrates on her personal life, which includes the difficulties and highlights of being a teenager. It was easy to relate to what life was like at that time because the reader notices the effect that the situation had on her life, and the life of many others. Unlike other books of historical value this one doesn't provide you with dates, and facts, but shows you the daily life of a person during this time. As a reader, I automatically empathized with every detail of the book. "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" is a very intimate book, that deals with the heart of issues that not only concern the holocast, but of relationships with parents,the confusion and concerns of becoming a teenager, and clashes of opinions. All in all, it is a good book if you feel like stepping out of yourself for a little. It keeps you absorbed; a book that is hard to put down.