Book Review – Malala

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Goodreads | Netgalley

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.

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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.

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