Short, 150 pages, but awfully tiresome. I got this book off the Amazon recommendations after I had ordered the diary, expecting to find further writings that would be as engrossing as her wonderfully touching diary. The first part of the book collects Anne Frank's short stories and seem typical of a gifted writer of her age, centered around the thoughts and ideas of girls at that age. The second part collects some of the essays she wrote about her life. Unable to hold a torch to the diary, its only glimmer lies in some eviscerated diary entries. Unless you are a genuine devotee of Anne Frank, this has little to offer.