Rating = 5
Dogar used Anne Frank's diary to bring realism to the story and did extensive research on the Holocaust. As a stand-out young adult author, she is able to describe the thoughts and feelings of a teenage boy and what it must have been like living in such close quarters, knowing that he might never again live outside those walls. Told from two points of view, the reader experiences Peter's "present" as he lies dying in a concentration camp near the end of the war and his past, the two years of living in the annex. An epilogue details what happened to each of the annex residents after they were betrayed. This book will make you think and cry and want to go back and read Anne Frank's diary again. Absolutely a must read!!