I’m sure that «#GIRLBOSS» is my second nonfiction of this year [not counting numerous law books]. The first one was «You’re Never Weird on the Internet» by Felicia Day, which was just as inspiring and had a similar message: Stay yourself, do what you love, dream big, and never stop being weird.
While Felicia Day was someone whose career I already followed and whose work I loved, Sophia Amoruso was very new to me. I remember watching the Netflix adaptation and loving it. I remember seeing this book pop up here and there and I always wanted to read it to see whether I’d like it or not. [spoilers: I did!]
“I am Malala. This is my story.”
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
It’s hard to review these kind of books and I don’t think they should be reviewed at all. They aren’t there to entertain the audience and it is not about writing style or word flow or adjectives that the author used. These books are meant to transmit a message.
You might say here that all books carry some sort of message within them and it is true but some more than others. So consider this just my opinion and thoughts on the book and don’t take it for granted at all.
I was very interested in reading her story, getting to know more about what actually happened in Pakistan, how people survived Taliban oppression.