Book: A Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
This is my favorite teenage writer ever. And that's saying something.
She had an older sister who always overshadowed her, a father who constantly badgered her, a boy whom she fell in love with, and a lot more. She, like many of us, longed to be a writer. She loved the outdoors, and when she could, spent as much time breathing in the cool night air. She was proud, obsitinate, but had a heart, and though a lot of times she was confused, she was always right on the fundamentals.
There was just one problem: she was Jewish. Worst yet, she lived in the time of Hitler, when Jews were sent off to a mysterious place (nobody was quite sure where it was, but it couldn't be good) and to be free, they had to hide from the Germans. So her family and Anne hid in a place called, "The Annex." They couldn't go out, and they were trapped in just a couple of rooms.
It wasn't particularly fun, and as Anne herself noticed, sometimes completely boring, but there was much to be learn, much learn, and much to enjoy, even under strict rationing.
Very good descriptions. Very good characters. And though the story goes on for a long time, you want it to continue. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you think very deeply. And you will never forget it.