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Zlata's Diary - Zlata Filipović, Krishnan Ghuru-Murphy
Zlata's Diary
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When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a... show more
When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a story that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140374636 (0140374639)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 40/100: Zlata's Diary by Zlata Filipovic
I'm glad this book exists -- I'm glad that Zlata wrote her experiences, that she survived the war, and that her diary provides a glimpse into war through the eyes of a child. I hope that chronicles like this will make the adults in charge think twice before they start blowing things up. At the time,...
SakuraMorimoto
SakuraMorimoto rated it
4.0 Zlata's Diary: a Child's Life in Sarajevo
The Accidental Reader Book ReviewsIn my opinion you can really review a diary, a diary written by a little girl that had her childhood stolen from the cruelty of war. A lot of people have compared this diary to the Diary of Anne Frank and I have to agree to that. It's pretty much the same situations...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
3.0 Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo
This autobiography was written over a two-year period in the life of Zlata Filipovic while she and her family were struggling to survive the war in Sarajevo. Her writing is very "matter of fact," and she shows remarkable insight for a child, but I guess war makes children grow up and mature much fas...
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