Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister
Barnes & Noble
I got the Kindle version of this book for free. Thank goodness I didn't pay for it. There are so many good reviews for this book, and I was very interested in reading this child's diaries about her life before and during World War II. I was severely disappointed.
This was not written in the form of diary entries, though the chapters were short and it was a quick read. There was A LOT of repetition. Had these been a child's writings, I could have accepted and understood how things would be mentioned more than once or twice. But as a memoir? The editing was terrible.
If you want to read a well-written work about living through the Holocaust, stick with Night or The Diary of a Young Girl.