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Book Reviews of Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo

Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo
Zlata's Diary A Child's Life in Sarajevo
Author: Zlata Filipovic, Christina Pribichevich-Zoric (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780590487924
ISBN-10: 0590487922
Publication Date: 1/1994
Pages: 200
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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RoyalCatwoman avatar reviewed Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo on + 278 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I Found this book an informative read . Would be an excellent story for a book report . A graphic firsthand look at the war in Sarajevo by a Croatian girl whose personal world has collapsed, this vivid, sensitive diary sounds an urgent and compelling appeal for peace. Filipovic begins her precocious journal in autumn 1991 as a contented 10-year-old preoccupied with piano and tennis lessons and saturated with American movies, TV shows, books and rock music. Soon the bombs start falling; her friends are killed by shrapnel or snipers' bullets; her family's country house burns down, and they subsist on UN food packages, without gas, electricity or water, as thousands of Sarajevans die. Filipovic, whose circle of friends included Serbs, Croats and Muslims, blames the former Yugoslavia's politicians for dividing ethnic groups and playing hell with people's lives. She and her parents escaped to Paris, and her diary, originally published in Croat by UNICEF, was reissued in France and has already been much written about in the U.S.
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Helpful Score: 3
The true story of Zlata Filipovic, 11, witnessing war in Sarajevo. An excellent historical fiction read for middle school students.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting, but not on the scale of Anne Frank.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first person account really shows what this young girl had to go through just to stay alive. It can be related to many things that are occuring now throughout the world. Many say she's a modern Anne Frank, and I agree!
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderfully touching this young girl is who the freedom writers based their idea for a novel
Honey11682 avatar reviewed Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting as what goes through the mind of a child in war.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is very passionately written as a diary, day by day, in the life of a child who goes from living a normal life to one of war, making do with what you have, bombing, noise, no school, no outings.. This book is a reminder to all of us who live in a "peaceful" society of what happens to children during wartime. I read "The diary of Anne Frank" as a teen, but this really brought it home to me.
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AWESOME! Similar to The Diary of Anne Frank, but better because it was written in our life time!
kzemek avatar reviewed Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo on + 18 more book reviews
Similar to "The Diary of Anne Frank" but more contemporary--1992-1993 in Sarajevo. Short entries, gives you a sense of what living in a war torn country is like. Definitely made me thankful for everything we have and that we aren't fighting a war on U.S. soil at least. It was enlightening to me to see how similar Zlata was to American 11-yr.-olds.
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Great book about the Yugoslovian dissolve and the violence that occured as a result. Very blunt and honest with a child-like innoceience.
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Excellent book
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Wonderful book.
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A very good book
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A child's life in Sarajevo.
Jenndiggy avatar reviewed Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo on + 7 more book reviews
Is labeled for bookcrossing.
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A diary of a young girl, Zlata's life when the War in Sarajevo began and what it was like for her and her family to live through it.

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This book has a bookcrossing.com sticker in the cover.
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Appears to be water damaged (pages and cover warped).
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