Driving by Starlight

Author(s): Anat Deracine

Teen (Ages 15+)

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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General Fields

  • : 9781250308955
  • : Square Fish
  • : Square Fish
  • : May 2019
  • : .76 Inches X 5.48 Inches X 8.31 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anat Deracine
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : 288