The book is surprisingly informative and offers a rare glimpse into the secretive lives of Saudi women behind their black cloak and veil.The book answered all my questions on how do Saudi ladies do their shopping, attending parties ,dating,courtship and weddings.
Girls of Riyadh or Banat al-Riyadh, is a novel by Rajaa Alsanea. The book, written in the form of e-mails, recounts the love lives of four young Saudi girls, Lamees, Michelle (half Saudi, half American), Gamrah, and Sadeem. It describes the relationship between men and women in the conservative Saudi-Arabian Islamic culture.
Originally released in Arabic in 2005, Girls of Riyadh was immediately banned in Saudi Arabia due to (experienced) controversial and inflammatory content. Black-market copies of the novel circulated and Girls of Riyadh has been a bestseller across much of the Middle East.