The setting of Malala is Mingora, Pakistan because in the text it said "Malala was born in Mingora on the River Swat in northern Pakistan". The Mountains were covered with snow, people went there to relax, it was a land of green valleys, where animals ran wild. When the Taliban took over Pakistan change. It is not a place to relax, now it is a place of terror and danger. Malala says "This was a very dark time." The schools and houses were destroyed by the Taliban.