Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Annelies by David R. Gillham
Anne Frank has always been of interest, and Mr. Gillham creates a heartbreaking re-telling of what she and her family endured and what her life could have been had she survived.
We follow Anne before, during, and after the war that describes her family's confinement and the horrors they endured at the concentration camps.
Mr. Gillham brings Anne back to life and fictitiously lets us see how she is trying to put her life back together as she reunites with her father who in actuality is the only surviving family member.
The detailed writing and re-telling will hold your interest from the minute you begin reading.
This book is a tribute to all of those who suffered, survived, perished, and helped in any way possible during history's darkest hours.
Mr. Gillham did an outstanding job of researching as well as using a creative method of portraying Anne Frank's life as it may have been even though she did not survive the Holocaust.
Through Mr. Gillham’s marvelous writing style we are transported back in time as we experience what Anne experienced during her captivity and as she tries to re-enter her previous life that is always filled with the presence and reminders of her captors and how she had to comply.
ANNELIES is a beautiful, heartfelt book you will want to absorb with attention to every detail.
Anne seems as though she was and would have been a feisty young lady that the world has missed and could have learned from. 5/5
This book was given to me as ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.