Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
By: Anne Frank
Report By: Shaylei Kooima
The book I chose to read is Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl written by Anne Frank. The book was written during World War II while many people were being punished by the leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler for what they believed. Anne Frank and her family were part of the people being punished. Anne is a young girl who is Jewish and was persecuted for her beliefs and the way she looked. Her family went through a lot of changes during the Second World War. This diary tells a lot of those stories. She got the diary as a birthday gift for her 13th birthday. She kept the diary and wrote in it for two years as she and her family went from being free to hiding in an attic to stay safe.
Anne’s first entry is on Sunday, June 14, 1942. It is the day of her birthday party and she is living a normal life. She has friends and family over and is enjoying being a 13 year old. Soon after starting her diary, life begins to change. Anne and other kids her age are forced to start coming in early from playing outside, they have to wear yellow bands on their arms with the Star of David on it, and a lot of privileges are taken away. They are not allowed to ride bikes or even own businesses. Slowly their life begins to change. It isn’t long before Anne, her father, her mother, and her sister, Margot start talking about going into hiding to stay safe from Hitler’s army.
On Thursday, July 9, 1942, Anne and her family move into hiding. The Frank’s new home is behind a secret door on the 2nd floor bringing them up to the 3rd floor. They called their new home the “Secret Annex.” This is where the Frank’s would spend the next two years along with the Van Daan family, (Mr. Van Daan, Mrs. Van Daan, and Peter, their 17 year old son). The family is to remain in hiding until it is safe to come out. They have to stay very quiet and eventually cannot even move around during the day. A family...