Saturday, February 21, 2009

One Down, Eleven To Go

Page-a-Day WC - 690 words

I recently finished reading The Diary of a Young Girl By: Anne Frank. I had the pleasure of reading several novels written by Holocaust survivors. It doesn't matter which voice its coming from. No one can paint the picture of that event in a flattering light.

What sets this book from all the others is that it isn't about all the horrible events which took place in concentration camps. It's about a group of people hiding from those horrible events. Can you imagine being held up in a small cramp space with seven other people for not days but years? This teenage girl describes their fears, arguments and celebrations. Through these words a young girl grows up before your eyes from being totally boy crazy to having love for only one.

There's a reason why this book is required reading throughout schools in the US. The only way to truly discover this reason is to read it for yourself. It's worth your time and good karma.