I first read this about a year ago and it probably affected me more than any other book I read. I didn't find the actual diary too upsetting but what happened to her after certainly was. I recommend Roses From The Earth by Carol Ann Lee if anyone wants a full biography on her. I have also read an essay that Anne wrote whilst in hiding, called Give. It showed that Anne was a very idealistic person and maybe a bit naive but also very loving and generous. So what are your thoughts on the book? Do you think Anne had the talent to realise her dream and make it as a writer if she had lived? (although I suppose she did make it as a writer anyway!) If you want to watch a film then 'Anne Frank - The Whole Story' and the BBC's 'Diary of Anne Frank' are both on youtube and are both brilliant. I've recently written something based on Anne which I may post on this forum in the near future.