In this simplified edition for younger readers, Malala tells the story of how from the age of ten her determination to campaign for the right of girls to attend school caused her to be threatened and - eventually - deliberately shot by the Taliban. This attempt to silence her had the opposite effect of propelling her to world-wide fame. From the remote Swat valley of Northern Pakistan to a new life at a Birmingham secondary school and a role in international peace and humanitarian projects, her journey is an extraordinary one. Her account is gripping and dramatic, full of vivid detail about the Taliban terrorist campaigns and their curtailing of liberties - particularly those of girls and women. Her courage and ambition make her an inspiring figure, but at the same time her story - told in her own words - is full of the ordinary hopes and fears of a young girl.