Growing up my father encouraged me to read The Diary of a Young Girl. He believed that it was important for me to be knowledgeable about the Holocaust and about Anne Frank. And he could not have been more right. I was about fourteen when I first read this on a vacation in Arizona. I should have been running around the pool and taking advantage of everything there was to do at the resort, but I could not put this book down. No one has inspired me more than Anne Frank, and it was eerie to me how much I related to her at the time. Since then I have read many books about the Holocaust, but this is the one that sticks with me the most. I think this is a must for any young girl! I know I will be handing down the copy my father bought me to my future daughter.