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.
(Hardback) - 02/09/2010
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 with the Franks too, and Peter sees it all differently. 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?
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.