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Driving by Starlight

About the Book

Driving by Starlight

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 10-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.

Driving by Starlight
by Anat Deracine