Driving by Starlight

by Anat Deracine | 21 May 2019
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In this debut YA friendship story by Anat Deracine, set in Saudi Arabia, two girls navigate typical teen issues--crushes, college, family expectations, future hopes, and dreams. 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 choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it's a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences. - GODWIN BOOKS - Praise for Driving by Starlight : Leena's commanding voice conveys her desperation, courage, and intellect in a riveting, ultimately exhilarating page-turner. --Publishers Weekly , starred review The fast-paced narrative and unexpected twists make for an engaging yet educational novel with a powerful message about the complexities of being a woman in a man's world. --Kirkus Reviews , starred review
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In this debut YA friendship story by Anat Deracine, set in Saudi Arabia, two girls navigate typical teen issues--crushes, college, family expectations, future hopes, and dreams. 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 choice as guardian of a fatherless woman), ultimately it's a story about friendship, family, and freedom that transcends cultural differences. - GODWIN BOOKS - Praise for Driving by Starlight : Leena's commanding voice conveys her desperation, courage, and intellect in a riveting, ultimately exhilarating page-turner. --Publishers Weekly , starred review The fast-paced narrative and unexpected twists make for an engaging yet educational novel with a powerful message about the complexities of being a woman in a man's world. --Kirkus Reviews , starred review
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In stock online
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33 Reward Points

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€11.19
In stock online
Delivery in 2-3 working days
Eligible for free delivery
Quantity:
33 Reward Points

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