Bookshop Reviews

Annexed

By Sharon Dogar

Recommended by: Books & Ink Bookshop + 1 others

Bookshop name Books & Ink Bookshop
 
Website www.booksandink.co.uk
 
Their  
recommendation A delicately and sensitively written novel about Peter van Pels, the teenage boy who spent two years hiding in an Amsterdam annexe with his family and the Franks. There is no contradiction with Anne Frank's famous diary, but rather the fictionalised story of Peter's story and his growing affections for Anne, together with the account of life after the annexe in the camps of Westerbork and Auschwitz, complements Anne's diary and is an accessible introduction to the subject of the Nazi death camps for teenagers. Well written, well thought out. Overall, a good companion volume to Anne's diary, though remember that this is still very much a fictionalised account of events, and not a historical account.
Bookshop name Tales On Moon Lane
 
Website www.talesonmoonlane.co.uk
 
Their  
recommendation This is an incredible story told in the voice of Peter Van Pels, the boy who loved Anne Frank. As the Nazi threat looms large in Holland Peter and his family are forced into hiding in the Annexe made famous in Anne Frank’s diary. Peter is a reluctant guest in this fragile safe-haven and first finds himself hating Anne and her know-it-all ways before he slowly begins to fall in love with her. Peter’s story continues after the residents of the Annex are discovered into the horrors they faced in the concentration camps. For those of you who loved reading Anne Frank you will want to read this gripping, harrowing and deeply moving novel. I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t wait to finish it!