Gone are the days when women were supposed to cook and rear children.They had no voice.No one thought they could be of help to society or themselves.Here is a book that proves women are capable of doing a lot more.
Malala is the title of the book I am writing a review of. The authors are Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
It is the story of a sixteen year old girl from Pakistan. Her only crime was she wanted to get education.
The main characters are Malala yousafzai,her fatherand her friends who agreed with her.The story took place in Swat Valley,Pakistan. The actual event happened in 2012,but it was planned before last year.
Malala was shot by the Taliban,they wanted to kill her to silence the threat of having someone who would go against their wishes.My favorite part was when the character in the story was saved by physicians. It didn’t look optimistic at first but thanks to the dedicated physicians who were able to save her.It enabled her to tell her story.
It was written well,the background of the story gives an idea of how brave the character was. Christina lamb’s contribution helped the main character write the book as English is not her mother tongue.
I am sure the kids her age and coming from the same background would be inspired to read the story.Other places in the world,I am not sure how popular it would be.
It is a story,full of intrigue,violence and is also a story of education.It shows the determination of a teenager,who was ready to fight all odds to prove her point.
Personally I enjoyed the story, I lived in those places and I know how narrow minded people can be when it comes to women’s education.