The word “graphic” in the title of this book series refers to more than simply the style of illustration. In this case, it refers as well to the truth, drama, and dread which inform these wonderfully expressive pages that retell Anne Frank’s story in an entirely new way. The reader is not merely told about the Frank family, but is made to feel they’re sharing the hiding place along with them.
The pictures in this book may be static, but the impression is one of constant and continual movement within the rooms of the annex. The reader can almost feel Anne’s wishes, disgusts, fear, hopes, and blossoming feelings of love and early sexual desire.
Excellent resources about the history of the time and place are included as backmatter for further study.