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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zlata Filipovic Narrator: Dorota Puzio Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598877267
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When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a story that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalilah | 2/20/2014

    " I loved this book when I was a kid. Zlata is compared to Anne Frank a lot, but personally I don't think they were/are anything alike except that they both lived through a war. As a kid I found Zlata's voice very real and genuine and my heart went out to her. I think this is a good book for younguns to have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alewallis | 1/18/2014

    " It was an amazing book. Full stop! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lennie | 1/18/2014

    " While most of us weren't around when WWII occured, we can certainly remember the war in Sarajevo and it is for this reason I feel that Zlata's Diary has such a powerful impact with people today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 1/17/2014

    " This is definitely a child's view of war, and interesting as such, but there is so little context that I wondered what 10th grade students would get out of it (we are considering it for next year's curriculum). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/13/2014

    " Suggest all young teens read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2014

    " Another book about a child's perspective in a war-torn country. Although written 15 years ago it could still be applicable to many children in many countries today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justine Mattson | 1/5/2014

    " I was not a big fanof this book. I found it Very one sided and really uneducated. I'm her age so I know it's not that she's younger or anything like that. I found it boring and would read it as a space filler but not for entertanment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 1/4/2014

    " It's amazing how similar she is to children in America. I read this because they talked a lot about it in The Freedom Writers. Because she's in a war it's a lot of the same things everyday...hunger, no electricity, shelling, boredom. So sad that this happened to such a beautiful city so soon after the world had just been there for the Olympics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/1/2014

    " I remember this war when I was in High School but it was so interesting to read it from her perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Febin | 12/20/2013

    " The story of War has been captured in a simple way. A child's world and life during war. The obvious terror of strife is portrayed in a girls facile words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 9/10/2013

    " A young girl's account of her life in war-torn Yugoslavia is marked as similiar to Anne Frank's, but not quite. It is a moving account. But she is not as introspective as Anne Frank was, no surprise since she is much younger, so it is not as moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Abbott | 9/29/2012

    " Interesting read, but a little slow at parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 3/7/2012

    " 921 Filipovic This is a compelling and fairly sad view of the Yugoslavian war as witnessed by a child in Sarajevo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 1/12/2012

    " I liked it a lot. Not as great as Anne Frank, but certainly a sad story. Zlata explained her time in the war with great detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashie | 2/1/2011

    " I loved this book. It was expressing her true, untamed feelings of the war. But the diary was like a adult perception how a war is seen. She was gifted and talented..!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 12/26/2010

    " This book was a good book.. except i didn't like how she was talking about getting her diary published and all of that in her diary.... I don't know.. I just didn't like that "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophia Carter | 11/24/2010

    " This book was OK. It was sort of redundant and hard to understand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alpa | 11/19/2010

    " Good to read with a young child. Great reminder to appreciate what you have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zet | 6/23/2010

    " really like this book. this book influenced me to write a diary n call my diary with a name...hehehe...but the bad thing is i lost it long time ago!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 11/13/2009

    " another great story about the Holocaust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lanier | 6/29/2009

    " Amazing real-time collection of daily atmosphere from a hopeful, scared, angry, frustrated 11-year-old girl. It makes one wonder, will we ever learn from historical mistakes? "

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