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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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I’m heartbroken.

And what about us? We aren't allowed to have an opinion! My, my, aren't they progressive! Not have an opinion! People can tell you to shut up, but they can't keep you from having an opinion. You can't forbid someone to have an opinion, no matter how young they are!"
- 2 March 1944

This is where Mother and I differ greatly. Her advice in the face of melancholy is: ‘Think about all the suffering in the world and be thankful you’re not part of it.’ My advice is: ‘Go outside, to the country, enjoy the sun and all nature has to offer. Go outside and try to recapture the happiness within yourself; think of all the beauty in yourself and in everything around you and be happy.’
I don’t think Mother’s advice can be right, because what are you supposed to do if you become part of the suffering? You’d be completely lost. On the contrary, beauty remains, even in misfortune
- 7 March 1944

Oh, it's sad, very sad that the old adage has been confirmed for the umpteenth time: what one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does reflects on all Jews.
- 22 May 1944

The world's been turned upside down. The most decent people are being sent to concentration camps, prisons and lonely cells, while the scum of the earth rules over young and old, rich and poor. One gets caught for black marketeering, another for hiding Jews or other unfortunate souls. Unless you're a Nazi, you don't know what's going to happen to you from one day to the next.
- 25 May 1944

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This book absolutely needs no introduction and there isn't much I could say that would do this book justice. I was expecting it to be very dark and heavy material, and there is certainly a lot of that. However, what I found most interesting is Anne's musings of her teenage years and her descriptions of her own behaviour and character. I thought they added a great dimension to the diary. 

I also listened to this version by Helena Bonham Carter who really brought Anne to life. She reads it so appropriately and it made it such an immersive experience. 

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