Absolutely essential reading.
I first learned of Anne Frank in junior school and thought it was interesting but never got round to reading the diary although in hindsight I probably would've have been too young to appreciate it. Anyway this past December I visited Amsterdam for the second time and decided to go to the musuem and when I got home I got the book. This book, in my opinion, should be read be every person on the planet, it makes you realise how easy you have it. She writes candidly about love, hate, likes, dislikes and the world and society with such great wisdom and depth that you forget she is only a teenage girl. This book is by far the greatest testament to human spirit and perseverance. It is tragic and uplifting in equal measure.