PROMPT: What is the Best Non-Fiction Book I’ve Read?
Probably one of the best non-fiction books I have read, or at least the one that made the biggest impression on me, is the Diary of Anne Frank.
I, like millions, had to read this book for school, when I was in junior high school. I have never had a book so riveting or had made me cry so much, as Anne Frank’s book. Their living conditions and habits, in order to not be detected and to stay safe, were amazing! I was also super inspired by her being a teenage author.
I dare say that kids today would not have the internal fortitude to “BE” what Anne and her family had to be and were: quiet, resilient, team players, survivalists. They have no idea how to react, while living in real-world issues and fears.
I adore Anne’s outlook on life too. She was so positive and hopeful, that I just KNEW she’d have to make it — only to have my hopes dashed that the Nazi’s won that particular round. I still cannot fathom how Hitler came into power and lead such a cruel and heartless campaign against a specific religion, killing millions, and inciting a war over a domination by a perceived “master race.”
Maybe this book is trivial to most, but it was the best because it was written from the heart, by an innocent soul, whom taught me how to be grateful for what I have, instead of lamenting about what I do not.
Ooh, good choice!
I’ve never read it, but I should; everyone I know who has just absolutely swears by it.
When in Amsterdam I went to space where the family lived in hiding. It was tiny! It alarmed me thinking about the conditions where they lived together. Such a sad story but hopeful, too.
Anne’s diary is such an important book. It paints a picture of how quickly hatred and persecution can become normalised.
I will put this on my to read list, I only learned about Anne in school but never got to read the book itself. Thanks for the recommendation!
I’ll add this to my reading list, I only learned about Anne in school but we never read the book. Thanks for the recommendation!
I’ll add this to my reading list. I only learned about her in school and never got to read the book. Thanks for the recommendation! Keep it up!