- Paperback: 52 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (13 Dec. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 149441029X
- ISBN-13: 978-1494410292
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 896,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Book Summary, Review & Analysis: I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot by The Taliban Paperback – 13 Dec 2013
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In a society that often only prizes their daughters as yet another possession to be sold off to the highest bidder, Malala has become a true inspiration for other daughters in their fight to improve their lot in life.
The total irony of this is that the very terrorist organization that tried to silence her by ending her innocent young life is the very organization that made her inspiration possible.
This book is the summary version of the original by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.
Having read the original, I find that this summary version is nicely balanced between summary of the original book, and commentary on the book - with additional insight not included in the original.
Each chapter's well-written summary is short and concise. Of course, it's not the whole chapter - just a nicely condensed version that hits all of the high points. You get the heart of the original book, plus additional insight, in a unique and fast-paced format.
Much credit should be given to her parents in the way they brought her up. Her father was certainly different from the normal Pashtun man as he considered education to be of major importance.
I Am Malala is better to read if you have to choose just one, but this summary does the job of adding contextual insight. It's not absolutely necessary to buy this review if you're already reading the book, but it does help condense and recap all of the information. The writing is just OK, but the extra outside information and deeper analysis that this guide has makes it a worthwhile supplement.
Malala really showed extraordinary courage by continuing to speak out despite the taliban targeting and killing people as a deterrent, like the killing of the dancer who people like.
I would say buy the book first, but if you have the extra little money to spare, go ahead and grab this summary and analysis on the side. They go pretty well together.