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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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I did not enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. I felt like I was in an agonizing history class that would never end. With over 50% dedicated to the history of Pakistan, government structure, and the Taliban, I was well irritated with not having more focus on Malala. I do understand that the background was needed, I just felt that could have been done in less time. I enjoyed the last 75 pages as more details were given on Malala's shooting, recovery and strength. I love her passion and courage. Given all her many accolades, she remained true to her value and beliefs. It still baffles me how undervalued women are in this country. Malala is a true champion for girls, women and education.

Book 3 Stars
Malala 5 Stars
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Reading Progress

March 9, 2014 – Started Reading
March 9, 2014 – Shelved
March 9, 2014 – Shelved as: kuyh-botm
March 10, 2014 –
20.0%
March 11, 2014 –
40.0% "Slightly disappointed, lots of historical background. I wanted more of Malala. Hoping it picks up soon."
March 13, 2014 –
60.0%
March 22, 2014 – Finished Reading

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Natalie I totally agree with you. The vocab, names of places and organizations bogged me down. Too much detail and not enough story for me.


message 2: by Renee Cote (new)

Renee Cote I could not have said it better. I admire this young woman but the last 75 pages were the best written.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I completely agree! I could do less about these facts. I want to know more on Malala herself and her recovery.


message 4: by Barb (new)

Barb Wig I thought it was only me feeling this way. If I wanted a history lesson I'd pick up a text book. Skipping some pages to try and get through it. Not sure how long I'll stick with it. Not what I had anticipated at all. Disappointed


message 5: by Barb (new)

Barb Wig I thought it was only me feeling this way. If I wanted a history lesson I'd pick up a text book. Skipping some pages to try and get through it. Not sure how long I'll stick with it. Not what I had anticipated at all. Disappointed


Nicole Ketrow Perfect! Thank you!


chgranger I completely agree with you


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