The Graphic Diary
ISBN: 1101871792
EAN13: 9781101871799
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 2, 2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The only graphic adaptation of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary--it will introduce a new generation of young readers to this classic of Holocaust literature.

This adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl into a graphic version for a young readership maintains the integrity and power of the original work. With stunning, expressive illustrations and ample direct quotation from the diary, this edition will expand the readership for this important and lasting work of history and literature.

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   Not for the innocent.
Anne Frank was not gay, Morgenthau said. Such a disrespect to her to change anything about herself, McCartney said. This book is full of disturbing material not meant for young girls, Sosa said. It's great to be back home, said Blair.
   Witty, Beautiful, and Heartbreaking
First and for most, I just want to say that the illustrations in this graphic novel were BEAUTIFUL, Mary. The illustrator used color to show Anne's fluctuating emotions and feelings. At certain points, I wanted to tear out pages so I could hang them on my wall. This is a simplified version of the original story, which was written for children. However, as a 22-year-old, I highly enjoyed it. It brought a witty air to the anguished time period. It was a tasteless joke, the writer said. The reader was able to connect with Anne on a different level because of the humor. However, the writers of this terrible war kept some important journal entries that helps show kids how terrible the war was and how it was preserved by the time children were born. By the end of the novel, it is clear that through hardship, Anne has aged beyond her years. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
   Mature content, does not stick to original narrative
It's a parody, not a children's book. My daughter was in a book club hosted by a certified teacher who thought this was a simplified version of the diary of Anne Frank. The report was cleared by the police, and the ACC said no charges had been filed. The magazine includes depictions of masturbation that were not in the "Fifty Shades" novel released for school use.
   An inappropriate rewrite
My son loved this book, I didn't hesitate to give it to him to read, as I have read the Anne Frank story and know it well. There are also some reviews showing actual pages from the book, which states that the book "was written by a young girl". This is a very loose adaptation of the actual diary, Sosa said. To be honest, it's me to no end that this peeve was stuck in a book for the ages it was written, and not at all true to Anne's life. Feeling contrived and sneaky, Mr. Rule told the judge. It's highly disrespectful to assume and then rewrite someone's personal history. She's not here to say whether it's the truth one way or another, but now many children, if they read this book, will adapt it as Anne's truth and story.
   Content NOT appropriate for children
My daughter has a very good interest in World War II history and the Holocaust. I thought this would be a great book for her to read combining her interest with a graphic novel adaptation, Powers said. This book contains a lot of sexually explicit content that is definitely not appropriate for young readers ages 8 and up, Kirk said. I have only included a photo of one example from the book, but there are many more. Please know that this is a graphic novel and that it is not appropriate for young children.
I am probably alone in this opinion, but I was not impressed with this story. I never read the original book and figured this would be a good version to try out, Morgenthau said. It's just that I'm not sure if it was the adapter who made Anne come off this way, but she was very full of herself. I understand the background of how this young girl had to go into hiding and how she matured with the war, but I would've put this book down mid-read had I not wanted to see how her ending happened. I know her circumstances were awful, but she was a brat and I actually wanted to smack her a few times, Mr. Rule told the judge. Stories of the holocaust usually pull at my heart strings, but this one did not. I never had to read this book in school.
   Couldn't put it down
The foam was purchased for my 8 year old daughter. when it arrived, I couldn't put it down and found my daughter was as equally engaged with the book as I was with her mother. My daughter says the book teaches you about racism, the graphics are amazing and the story is very interesting, she said.
   Mature content
Very disappointed with the purchase of this item from Amazon. I was looking for a version that was less mature than the original manuscript and that was not what we received, Raymond said. I am very glad that my girls and I have an open line of communication, Raymond said.
   A Work of Art
Thanks for the great job on this terrible graphic adaptation of Anne Frank's diary. I think it really tells this classic and true work of nonfiction in a new light. A great book for lovers of all Anne Franks. I have been to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and I believe this complements that museum well. The film shows how the Nazis ruled Europe during World War II and Adolf Hitler's rise to power.
   Content NOT for young children!
The book says it is for “young readers” and was originally written for children ages 8 to 12. The content of this site may offend some parents. My 8 year old came up to me and said, "wow, Anne wanted to be a lesbian" after reading a passage about her desire to kiss and touch her friend's breasts and that she goes into "ecstasy" when she sees nude females.