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And now for something DEPRESSING!

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Context for this entry:
-Adapted from an email
-I recently re-read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl having not read it since I was about 10 or 11 years old. So here are my thoughts on it (again, this was originally written in an email).
        I think what upsets me most about re-reading Anne Frank's diary is that as an adult, it's somehow that much worse knowing how the story ends before it even begins. If this were a work of fiction and you re-read it, you could just grumble about the unhappy ending again and go about your day. But going into the book knowing that Anne's ruminations about "life when the war is over" won't come true for her, reading her entries about D-Day and knowing that the Allies' boost won't come soon enough for her or her family because they'll be discovered just two months after those entries...it definitely made me despair about the state of the world. And if you haven’t read the book, you definitely should. Yes, the ending hangs over your head the entire time but in the meantime, Anne’s entries are heartbreaking, expressive, uplifting and even funny (in the edition I’ve had since 1993, an early entry describes her teachers are “freaks,” while a newer translation just refers to them as “misunderstood.” Either way, she’s kind the girl you’d want to be friends with when you were 13).
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