Here are some of my favorite quotes from her diary:
“There is so much wrong with the world, so much in a nightmarish muddle. Still there is this consolation: it’s a bad world but it’s not a dull one. It’s got evil and stupidity and muddle but it’s also got excitement and adventure and variety.”
“Life is so untidy, fiction so much better behaved.”
Her comments on America finally joining the war: “I shall always in the future try to remember that though their cockiness and conceit does sometimes jar, at least they are unafraid to say ‘go to hell’ to those against us and they will never compromise or crawl in their dealings with their enemies. We shall be one and in us lies the hope of the world.”I guess I was most surprised by how normal she made it all sound – being in the middle of air raids and being evacuated at a moments notice. Having never lived through an invasion, or war on home soil, I can’t truly imagine it. I must admit her diary doesn't exactly help you imagine it either. The closest I’ve come would be 9/11, but that was only one horrendous day. Regardless, I would definitely recommend the book – enjoyable but not demanding.