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Driving by StarlightTen 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 differencesAuthor's Note When I wrote this book I was reflecting on the Saudi Arabia that I had lived in and left several years ago It is also a work of fiction and so much. This is a beautifully written story that offers an incredible and heartbreaking view into the lives of women on the other side of the world It is the story of friendship in the midst of struggle and of the power of hope to conuer darkness

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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. Leena is about to graduate high schoolan exciting time for most girls but Leena lives in Ridyah Saudi Arabia where women live lives dominated by and segregated from men With her political activist father in jail her mother struggling to keep them fed and her best friend recklessly breaking all the rules Leena has enough on her plate thinking about now instead of a future comprised of either fleeing the country to freedom going to university on a scholarship or getting married to a man she doesn't love Then half American Daria arrives and turns Leena's world upside downEver read one of the feminist books from the 1950s and early 1960s Where the housewives feel caged stuck and unable to escape the confines of society but don't know why they feel such a deep burning anger This book is that multiplied by a billion with a heavy dose of extremist religion added Think The Handmaid's Tale combined with The Feminine MystiueAs another reviewer said it's a theocratic patriarchy dystopian but this isn't sci fi It's present day Saudi ArabiaLeena is filled with anger—at society at missing opportunities at the unfairness and ridiculousness of everything This isn't about covering up and wearing a veil or even really being segregated and modest around men It's about choice and freedom The ability to choose simple things for oneself to make decisions and go places without being chaperoned by a male relative To learn to drive—and to travel without a guardian To have your cell phone untracked and its camera left intact To not have to walk the balance between staying fashionable for your friends all women while projecting modesty to avoid being sold out to the police To not have to worry about being shaved or stoned for immodestyThis is such an amazing book about the lives of girls in Saudi Arabia one that I really recommend everyone pick up I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review

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READ & DOWNLOAD õ Driving by Starlight º 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 illOf it rests on my imperfect memory anecdotes of others and research Some plot events such as the ones described at KAUST are inventions and not historically accurate I am really glad to say that Saudi Arabia is not what it was ten or even five years ago and this book does not accurately reflect the experiences of women there toda. Public library copy Very interesting story about girls living in Saudi Arabia and wanting freedom than their government allows them There is a lot of discussion about sex so I am debating for middle school Nothing instructional but still is uite a bit