Driving by Starlight

Driving by Starlight

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In this debut YA friendship story 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.
Publisher: New York : Godwin Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250133427
1250133424
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 22 cm

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