There are 2 editions of Anne Frank's diary. Since I read The Definitive Edition (which I say is for GIRLS 12+) I am here to review that. I suggest males to read the critical edition as it has much less content. I will tell you any iffy and suggestive things that ticked me off, but I, not knowing who you nor who your child is, cannot tell you to let your child read or not. I list the pros and cons, you decide "yay" or "nay."
**There is no language, no consumerism (duh, it takes place in the 40's!)So don't worry about THAT.
**Anne talks about menstruation and how she anxiously awaits her period. Sometimes, she says she needs sanitary pads or tampons, but those are scarce because of the fact that they're made of cotton/plastic for the war. She also says her and Margot's bras no longer fit. She wants to go shopping for bras, but as she is in hiding, she can't.
**She talks about feeling a deep desire to touch her breasts and how she used to be very curious about her friend, Jacque, and her body. She asked Jacque if they could touch each other's breasts for proof of their friendship. Jacque refused, but later on, Anne kisses her, whether that's on her cheek or lips, she does not say.
**Anne talks about sex and says that she and Peter, her boyfriend (who, by the way, neither Anne's nor Peter's parents know they're secretly in a relationship) often speak of that topic. On one certain page of the diary, Peter describes the private part of a male and Anne spends quite a long time describing that of a female.
***Lots of Violence: Anne speaks of air raids, bombs, etc. Often, burglaries occur in Otto's warehouse. And, after all, it IS a book about the Holocaust and the World War II.
I think that I covered most of the iffy topics in Anne Frank's Definitive Edition Diary.
Thank you for reading, I hope I aided you in your decision of whether or not to allow your child to read "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition."