I bought this book while visiting Dubai (Sep 2006- which is an experience in it self). As I held the book I was approached by a shopgirl who strongly recommended it saying her Arabic customers were very enthusiastic and claimed that this was a very good reflection of their lives.
I enjoyed the read and found the tone of writing stylish and modern without it being over-done. The subject matter is interesting and I feel I now know more about life of women my age in the Middle East. A lot has happend since Allegra (the author) wrote this book in 2004 and I would love to know how she sees all this and if she ever did meet AK.
I liked the information giving in the book about the arab Youth in the middle east, I am arab myself (but I live in Europe) and I could relate to a lot of the things written in this book. What i did not like is the way the author tells the story, it sometimes get so loooong and boring making me wanna skip a chapter or two. Oh and one other thing, I did not know it would contain a lot of political content about various historical moments, but it did.. but great book and got delivered on time in a good shape :)