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Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it's illegal for women to drive, where a ten-year-old boy is the natural choiSixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it's illegal for women to drive, where a ten-year-old boy is the natural choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it's a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences....

Title : Driving by Starlight
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ISBN : 9781250133427
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Driving by Starlight Reviews

  • Bjorn Bringert
    2018-11-16 17:59

    I read Driving by Starlight as a description of a theocratic and patriarchal dystopia, along the lines of The Handmaid's Tale, with the difference that it describes a current reality. I found this a fascinating and eye-opening look into a life experience that was totally unfamiliar to me. And I'm not even in the Young Adult target market.Disclaimer: I know the author and I read an advance copy of the book.

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2018-11-16 12:19

    ooooh, I don't think I've seen any YA set in Saudi Arabia before! and I love friendship stories. excited to see how this goes.