No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg: Book Review

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‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it. – Goodreads

My Review

My Rating: 5/5

“We can’t save the world by playing the rules. Because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change.”

“if solutions within this system are so impossible to find then maybe we should change the system itself?”

Fighting talk from the world’s leading inspiration to all ages to get up off their sofas and fight for change. Greta Thunberg is doing something marvellous: she is showing everyone that the future of the planet is more important than anything else. Now, I know that many have said this before (Al Gore being one such name that comes to mind), however they have not sacrificed what this young woman has.

She will forever be famous. She is 16. Her future is full of cameras and horrible articles and political mockery. The courage it takes to face all of that and shake it off is admirable and she should be respected for that.

Now, the book is good. That’s all I have to say really. The collection of speeches themselves are a little repetitive and by the end of the book I knew what she was going to say next, but I think that this is the point. WE NEED TO KEEP REPEATING OURSELVES. The speeches riled me up and I went looking for local eco-hippies and all of that but when I really thought about it I realised that there was something else behind the movement Greta Thunberg is pulling along: we must all do the best that we can. That is what it is going to take for change to happen. I am best when I write, so that is what I will do. Some are better at protesting – do that! Some are best at business, scientific development, bla bla bla – do that! Do what you can for the betterment of our environment and we might just survive the next century.

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