It took me about a month to read this book, and it was not because I did not like it. In fact, I was looking forward to reading this book since it came out and I was NOT disappointed. Malala’s story is one of inspiration and a realism that is just unmatched by any fiction that I have read. Now I know this is a true story and I want to say the best part of reading this inspiring story was how this remarkable young woman took something that could have made her so angry and bitter and turned it into not only something positive but a lesson for everyone. She had already learned the lessons she is trying to teach but as I read this story it became clear that she was not only fighting for girls to get an education in her country but also for the rest of the world’s young women.
When I finished this book and read the final chapter it brought many thoughts to my mind, the first of which was it would be an honor to meet this young woman as I have already heard her speak via a wonderful interview on 20/20 and she is just so insightful and full of life despite having hers almost ripped away from her. I applaud Malala for her efforts and I know she will not see this review but I wish her true happiness and that she may return home to peace and wholeness for herself and those she holds most dear.