I think you could debate if this is or isn't a children's book; I bought my copy in the adult section of the book store. No matter how you define it, this is an amazing book. I loved reading the diary, it let you really experience Anne's life. I have read other books that address the Holocaust: Number the Stars and Boy in the Stripped Pajamas, but this book was different, way more personal, you felt the experience of being in hiding and her trying to grow up. I knew that Anne's life was going to end but as I read it I didn't want it to be true, I wanted the diary to go on and for Anne to go on. Reading Anne's diary now was very powerful because I am keeping a journal this year as my New Year's resolution. I hope the world I am writing about this year is better than the world Anne lived in, but, is it?