'"This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance, and my final attempt at making an impact on the world. It has been my daily inspiration and joy. In my previous battles I armed myself with huge data sets, beautiful software, an energetic lecturing style and a Swedish bayonet for sword swallowing. It wasn't enough. But I hope that this book will be."

When you ask people simple questions about global trends, they systematically get the answers wrong. How many young women go to school? What's the average life expectancy across the world? What will the global population will be in 2050? Do the majority of people live in rich or poor countries?'

This book was absolutely amazing.

I don't know what I expected from this book, but it blew my mind. It was such a fascinating read, and I genuinely felt better about the world after reading it.

I was a little worried about how much information I was going to have to take in and whether or not it was going to be hard to read. As it turns out, these fears were unfounded. This book was so wonderfully written. It had great information that wasnt overly technical and great writing that was easy to follow and understand.

I love the comparisons in this book. It made it really easy to see the bigger picture and understand what it was you were reading about. I also really loved the addition of all of the graphs. They really helped show you the evidence and how we are seeing things different from how they actually are.

Dr Hans Rosling did a fantastic job with this book. It was filled with wonderful information, easy to understand writing and fantastic graphs. This book was un-put-down-able and it left me with a better understanding about the world we live in.

Factfulness by Dr Hans Rosling is a must read book for absolutely everyone. I have already passed it around my family so that they can all experience the joys of Factfulness.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker