As a non-Muslim who many years ago had a Muslim boyfriend, this book was a perfect read for me. She writes very clearly about what attracted her to Islam and especially, about her research into the aspects which are a 'turn-off' for so many who just read popular media judgements of Islam. If those who criticize were to read this first, they would learn much that they cannot learn in the popular press. And if all converts read this first, or carried out the same in-depth research as the author, there would be fewer concerns about extremist converts. Such an excellent book.