Anne by Zarina Macha (Book Review #608)

Anne is a young adult novel written about a girl who has lived in abused family life. Her parents do not get along, and after witnessing several sessions of ill-treatment from her father, she is severely affected by the whole ordeal. Her mother does attempt to hide some of the nastiness of the truth surrounding the way they live. However, Anne has seen and heard far more than she has known.


Anne is homeschooled as another way for her father to have control over matters. After her mom disappears, she is sent away and then has a whole other issue of teenage bullying and other forms of milestones she has to conquer.


The story is written like a diary, and the literature is descriptive enough, allowing the reader to bond with the protagonist. The pace is decently slow, and the fictional work blends well with the coming of age character Anne has. She definitely can be seen as a victim but also rises above that and becomes a survivor. I believe the material would best suit fictional readers that enjoy this kind of storyline.

Written by Jeyran Main

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