*sorry just remembered I ate all the cake
I Am Malala is a non-fiction book all about 19 year old Malala Yousafzai, a teenager from Pakistani who stood up for women's rights and was shot in the head by the Taliban at just 15 years old. She is the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. I knew who Malala was - of course, and that her book was worth reading and very inspiring yet I had never actually picked up her book... until a few weeks ago that is!
Non-fiction books are NOT my thing. Not at all. So even though I knew this book was really popular and had got many recommendations that I needed to read it, I had been putting it off for a while and it had just been sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read and so I thought okay FINE universe stop telling me I need to read it. So I finally picked it up and started reading. Because I wasn't very convinved Iwas going to really get into it, when I started I was a little distracted and not putting all my focus and concentration into it. Later that evening when I picked it up again I finally read it properly without stopping and instantly fell in love.
I love the editorial voice in the book, it makes Malala feel so much more real as if you really know her and gives you a real backstory rather than just 'Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban'. I found her backstory so sad yet you could feel her passion and hope coming through within the book. I also found the way that the book was laid out almost like a story, with characters and a plot even though it is actually somebody's life.
Overall, I feel like this is a very empowering and inspiring book that every single person reading this blog post should take time to read one day. Have you already I Am Malala? What did you think of it?