D is for ‘The Diary of a Young Girl‘ – This is the featured book on my blog today for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge – April 2018. This also goes towards Day 4 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge – April 2018.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
About the book: You can read more about the book here on my blog.
Within the book: This book inspired me a child and continues to inspire me today. I am repeating myself today with the quotes from within the book below.
- It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. July 15, 1944
- So I go on again with fresh courage; I think I shall succeed, because I want to write! April 4, 1944
- Forgive me, but I don’t like crossing things out, and in these days of paper shortage we’re not allowed to throw paper away. Therefore I can only advise you not to read the above sentence again, and certainly not to try to understand it. because you won’t succeed anyhow! yours, Anne Nov 28, 1942
- The sun is shining, the sky is deep blue, there is a lovely breeze and I’
m longing—so longing—for everything . . . . .— To talk, for freedom, for friends, to be alone. And I do so long . . . . . to cry! I feel as if I’m going to burst, and I know that it would get better with crying, but I can’t,…. Feb 12, 1944
- If God lets me live, I shall attain more than Mummy ever has done, I shall not remain insignificant, I shall work in the world and for mankind! April 11, 1944 (The complete entry for this date was possibly one of her longest entries for a single day)
- Oh, I’m becoming so sensible! One must apply one’s reason to everything here, learning to obey, to hold your tongue, to help, to be good, to give in, and I don’t know what else! l’m afraid I shall use up all my brains too quickly, and I haven’t got so very many. Then I shall not have any left for when the war is over. yours, Anne Dec 22, 1942
Q to the Reader: Have you read ‘The Diary of A Young Girl’? Or any other similar book? What was a quote that stayed with you from the book?
Signing off on Day 4 and the letter D as I work on the #AtoZChallenge and #UltimateBlogChallenge for April 2018.
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2 thoughts on “D is for The Diary of a Young Girl”
I am probably one of the only people in the world who has not read the Diary of Anne Frank… I remember it was an option on my reading list in high school, but I chose another book about a Jewish boy during Second World War (though I don’t remember the name of the book now). I did the like the first quote you provided from the book though, “…I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” One day, I do plan to read this book.
thank you Tom, and would love to know the name of the book you mention in your comment above when you recall it..