The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

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What is the relationship between Anne and Peter Van Daan?

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At the beginning of their stay together, Anne and Peter were just two people who had to share the same living space. Their paths never overlapped at school because he was a few years older than her and had different friend groups. They also had different personalities; while Anne is clever and loud and, at times, abrasive, Peter is quiet and reserved. Anne soon decides that Peter has no personality and becomes largely indifferent to him.

As their stay grows longer, however, Anne matures and realizes that she is being unfair to Peter. Just because he is quieter and more reserved than her does not mean he has no personality. They both work to get to know one another better and soon develop a mutual attraction. Their parents...

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