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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite
The Diary of Anne Monroe is written by Heidi Andrews and tells the story of a 13-year-old girl, Margaret Sorenson, set in Alexandria, Virginia in 1952. Margaret is adopted and feels that she is not entirely accepted by her adopted mother and father who went on to have two children of their own. When the family moves into a new home, Margaret finds the diary of Anne Monroe and becomes absorbed in the entries made by teenage Anne 15 years earlier. Margaret discovers that Anne worked at a local bookshop and she herself starts working at the same bookshop, where she hopes to find out more about Anne. Both Margaret and Anne have difficulty getting along with their families and share many similarities which lead Margaret to explore who Anne really is. Margaret goes on a quest to find Anne as she wants to find out whether her discovery is, in fact, the truth.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Diary of Anne Monroe and would recommend this book to everyone, especially parents of young girls and boys as well as high school teachers. The story offers insight into the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and challenges facing teenagers which they may not be willing or able to discuss with their parents. The plot is well thought out and asks dramatic questions which are answered through the story. Heidi Andrews introduces an interesting variety of characters and complicated situations to be dealt with and solved. There are no mature scenes or language in this book, making it suitable for all ages.