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.