My daughter, Catherine, wrote this review after our mother-daughter book club read Zlata’s Diary and saw the author, Zlata Filipovic at a local book signing.
This is a very good book. It is about an 11-year-old girl named Zlata who lives in Sarajevo and keeps a diary. But pretty soon war breaks out in her country, and an innocent child’s diary turns into a war diary. You read about all of the awful things that war can do to people. If you liked Anne Frank’s diary, then you are sure to like this one. (Don’t worry, she doesn’t die in the end,) In fact, the author, Zlata Filipovic still gives book talks about her wonderful book. The whole group liked it. Highly recommended! – Catherine H., Portland, Oregon