I'm not usually a "heavy reading" kind of girl. "Heavy reading" meaning something that actually has some depth to it. Reading time for me is at the end of the work day, and it is my escape from reality for a little while. Unfortunately, reality for we women here in the USA is different from the reality known to women in other parts of the world. "The Underground Girls of Kabul" takes you on an in-depth journey to Afghanistan, behind the shaded windows and under the veils. It is the very well researched account of girls whose families disguise them as boys for a time. This allows these young ladies freedoms they would otherwise never experience, like going to school, or having a job. It also explores what happens to these women when their simulated manhood extends longer than anyone could have ever imagined.
For more information visit http://www.randomhouse.com/book/213715/the-underground-girls-of-kabul-by-jenny-nordberg
This book was provided to me free of charge by Blogging for Books in exchange for my unbiased review.