What does Anne believe is causing Peter's nervousness? physical problem, shyness,stupidity,or result of living in confined space

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In The Diary of Anne Frank , Anne and her family are being hidden in the home of a family which includes Peter, a teenage boy on the verge of manhood. Anne is young and doesn't have a clear idea about boys yet--although she's certainly interested in doing so.  She...

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In The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne and her family are being hidden in the home of a family which includes Peter, a teenage boy on the verge of manhood. Anne is young and doesn't have a clear idea about boys yet--although she's certainly interested in doing so.  She thinks Peter is simply shy, which of course he is, to some degree.  Let's face it, this is an awkward situation for everyone--both the hiders and the hidees.  The other choices in your question are pretty good, and they certainly contribute to the awkwardness she sees and feels from Peter. 

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