The Lost Diary of Anne Frank by Johnny TEague

I think part of the draw of Anne Frank’s diary is how abruptly it ended, but that in a way is the irony in that sadly that is also how her life ended at the camp. I was quite interested to read this book when I heard about it, as we knew everything leading up to them being taken and sent to camp but that’s where the reader is left wondering how does it all end and in the words of Anne Frank herself.

I think Johnny did a great job re-creating what potentially would have been her lost diary had she had the ability to continue to write about her days and time in the camp. History has given us some pieces of the puzzle about potentially how long she and her family were in the camp and sadly, what was more than likely her last day of life- but there still is that unknown. Keeping in the tune of how Anne wrote in her diary, Johnny continued in that dialogue in this novel as well and it did not read like a history book but that you were peaking into someones most inner thoughts and feelings.

I want to thank The Book Review Crew and the author for the invite to the tour and free ebook. I don’t know if I would have found this one otherwise. It gave a little more satisfaction in knowing what her last days could have very well been like.

~ About the Author ~

~ About the Book ~

The Diary of Anne Frank is a seminal piece of twentieth-century literature. It recounts the tragic and moving story of a young Jewish teenager faced with the horrors of Nazism.  In it, Anne establishes a bond with her readers that transcends both time and space, making them her friends and confidants. Readers feel a connection with each dream she had, each fear she endured, and each struggle she confronted.  Her diary ended, but her story did not. The Lost Diary of Anne Frank picks up where her original journal left off, taking the reader on a credible journey through the tragic final months of her life, faithfully adhering to her own, very personal, diary format in the process. 

In The Lost Diary of Anne Frank, Anne receives mysterious help from many quarters.  A strange lady on the other side of the fence haunts her dreams. Her mom once vilified, becomes a hero.  Anne struggles with the existence of God and His presence or absence in all of her ordeals.  She contrasts the depravity of man with what she sees as mankind’s evident virtues.  Her longing to experience sensual pleasures is numbed by forced over-exposure. She finds that in the Nazi efforts to extinguish the humanity of their victims, a chorus of unity evolves among the captives. Anne’s vaulted dreams for fame and notice are ultimately traded in for the true longings of life, love, and peace. The Lost Diary of Anne Frank follows her story to the chilling end.

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