Title: MALALA: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Author: Malala Yousafzai, & Patricia McCormick
Synopsis: She’s a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control, and her homeland descend into a state of fear and repression. This is the story of her life, and also of her passionate belief in every child’s right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world, and her hope to inspire others.
Rating: 4 stars
Review: I got the chance to read this excerpt from the book via Netgalley, courtesy of Hachette’s Children’s Group, so thank you.
I have wanted to read this book for a long time now, since Malala is such a brave inspiration, so I jumped at the chance to read even a little bit of it. It was only a few pages – barely any of it – but it whet my appetite for the real version.
This edition of it was written for teens, and it showed. The writing was just simple enough easily understand, but didn’t over-simplify it. The writing flowed easily, and like she really was telling a story. It was just an extract – a short extract – but it makes me want to read the whole thing.
Normally I’m not into autobiographies – unless they’re ones about celebrities like One Direction, or Gok Wan (the Gok Wan autobiography is amazeballs) – but this is different. This is fascinating and heart warming, so I recommend this book to pretty much everyone.