Malala recalled the moment of terror to Amanpour.
"He asked, 'Who is Malala?' He did not give me time to answer his question." What happened next may have been a bit blurry for her, but her best friend Moniba later told her.
Malala grasped Moniba's hand tightly and pushed hard against it. She was silent, Moniba told her, as the gunman opened fire at near point-blank range.
"He fired three bullets," Malala recalled. "One bullet hit me in the left side of my forehead, just above here, and it went down through my neck and into my shoulder."
It left behind lasting damage to her ear drum and facial nerve.
"But still if I look at (it), it's a miracle," Malala said.
She is alive and smiling with no major brain or spinal damage.
Emergency surgery in Pakistan saved her life. She was flown to the UK for further treatment.
While she recovered, the world rallied around her and powerful leaders, from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, rallied to her cause.
She has already partnered with the United Nations on a program to promote global education with the motto, "I am Malala."
This week, marking the anniversary of her shooting, she published her memoir under the same title. On Wednesday, the Pakistani Taliban threatened to attack any bookstore that sells it. On Monday, they threatened to kill her again.
She may not have won the Nobel Prize on Friday, but the European Parliament awarded her the Andrei Sakharov Prize on Thursday for standing up to an oppressive power.
And a Nobel could still be in her future. Committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland in Oslo told CNN that she could be in the running in years to come.
She already knows what she would do with the prize money.
"A Nobel Peace Prize would help me to begin this campaign for girls' education," she told Amanpour.
In the long run, Malala plans to hold out for an even bigger award.
"But the real call, the most precious call, that I want to get and for which I'm thirsting and for which I want to struggle hard, that is the award to see every child to go to school, that is the award of peace and education for every child. And for that, I will struggle and I will work hard."