There are historical details that you may not find in your conventional textbooks:
Despite their confinement, Anne found moments of joy. She read, wrote and studied. Her dream was to become a writer and a journalist. She had a special interest in art and history and crafted short stories. Her diary is a lovely tribute to the helpers who risked their lives as they brought the much needed supplies to the two families hiding in The Secret Annexe.
As she writes about the suffering of others, she expresses her emotions of guilt, sadness and fear.
Anne becomes infatuated with Peter, and the couple get together in the attic to whisper to each other and contemplate the sky. She reflects on love in her diary:
As the diary progresses the people in The Secret Annexe are challenged by starvation. Dangers abound. Yet she continues writing until August 1 1945.