Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic

Synopsis: Zlata Filipovic is eleven, living a peacful, happy childhood in Sarajevo. Then comes the war and the seige. Told over two years, her diary records the Seige of Sarajevo from the eyes of a child. She speaks of bombings, snipers, the death of friends and family, starvation and cold and the deep fear that comes with war.
Review: Haunting and amazing, this book left me sad and hopeful, mournful, but strong. Compared to Anne Frank, Zlata survived a horror by telling her story. Her strength, her perseverance give me courage and hope. I highly recommend.
Bookmarks: 8 of 10
Awards: None
Date Finished: 4-6-2013
Pages: 200

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