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Annexed

By Sharon Dogar

The incredible story of Anne Frank through the eyes of Peter - the boy who was locked in the annexe with her and with whom she fell in love.

Everyone knows about Anne Frank, and her life hidden in the secret annexe - or do they? Peter van Pels and his family are locked away in there with the Franks, and Peter sees it all differently. He's a boy, and for a boy it's just not the same. What is it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, to hate her and then find yourself falling in love with her? To know you're being written about in her diary, day after day? What's it like to sit and wait and watch whilst others die, and you wish you were fighting? How can Anne and Peter try to make sense of one of the most devastating episodes in recent history - the holocaust? Anne's diary ends on August 4 1944, but Peter's story takes us on, beyond their betrayal and into the Nazi death camps. He details with accuracy, clarity and compassion, the reality of day to day survival in Auschwitz - and the terrible conclusion. It's a story rooted firmly in history and it asks a question of us all: Are we listening? 'Is anybody there?' Peter cries from the depths of his despair in the camps. Read it, and you will be.

  • Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2010
  • Sold to the US for a substantial six-figure sum and has been sold in 10 languages.
  • Sharon has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

About the author

Sharon Dogar lives in Oxford with her husband and three children. She loves writing, reading and daydreaming. She also works with adolescents as a psychotherapist. Her previous YA novel with Andersen Press, Annexed, was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

ISBN: 9781849391184
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 31, 2011
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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