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Girls of Riyadh - Review

'Girls of Riyadh'

Authors: Rajaa Alsanea
Publisher: Penguin (5 Jun 2008)
320 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141030615

A mail is doing it rounds in the city of Riyadh, a Yahoo Groups user sends a mail, after every Friday Evening prayer, to many users in Riyadh. The mails soon become the talks of the society and gets under the scrutiny of political parties, media and literature critiques.

I completely loved the writing style of the in the book, in portions of mails.

'Girls of Riyadh' is based in Riyadh. The storyline revolves around the lives of Four friends, who want to lead a life on their own terms, who have their own dreams and aspirations and want them to come true. Who believe in Love and even after knowing that their society sees it as a sin, still want to fall for it. Their every step taken for themselves is a fight against the society. Where expressing love openly is shameful. Where even guys do not stand up for their love, rather fall for the societal norms.
Its a story set in present times, but their lives are still set in the times where even today girls are mere keepsakes, they have to be primped up only for their husbands, without whom there's no life for them. Where even today you cannot fight for the love of your husband. Where you are there just to satisfy someone Else's egos and needs. Where your whole life is to be passed a judgment upon and every action is put under scrutiny.
But, the strong point still remains when even after failing love, and shattered dreams they stand up, as their dreams are still alive, and love will come eventually.

Rating: 9/10.

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