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Princess: A True Story of Life behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Eye opening

This is a great and very insightful book, at times disturbing and sad but it is a book that makes you grateful for the freedom we have and touched by the bravery of other women who are not as fortunate.

posted by jaydeeJR on June 19, 2010

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47 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

From a muslim girl

This book was pretty good but I'm kind of disappointed in the way it portrays all middle eastern women as opressed and being forced to cover. I am a 15 year old arab girl who is a practicing muslim. I wear the traditional head covering and I was not forced to wear it a...
This book was pretty good but I'm kind of disappointed in the way it portrays all middle eastern women as opressed and being forced to cover. I am a 15 year old arab girl who is a practicing muslim. I wear the traditional head covering and I was not forced to wear it as most people might think; i chose to wear it myself. The story of Princess sultana is heartbreaking but i know many Saudi women who have had wonderful childhoods and haven't been forced to marry. There are many independent Saudi women who are doctors, lawyers, and are very educated and not at all opressed by their husbands or fathers or brothers. I think this book stereotypes all Saudi men as arrogant and inhumane. Don't get me wrong, there are some men that treat women as described in Princess Sultana's biography. This book also does not show the true face of Islam which teaches its followers to respect women. Nevertheless, the story of Sultana is heartbreaking and I can't begin to imagine how painful it must have been for her. For anyone who reads this, please remember this is the story of one woman, not all have been put through what this woman has gone through.

posted by Anonymous on July 28, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2002

    From a muslim girl

    This book was pretty good but I'm kind of disappointed in the way it portrays all middle eastern women as opressed and being forced to cover. I am a 15 year old arab girl who is a practicing muslim. I wear the traditional head covering and I was not forced to wear it as most people might think; i chose to wear it myself. The story of Princess sultana is heartbreaking but i know many Saudi women who have had wonderful childhoods and haven't been forced to marry. There are many independent Saudi women who are doctors, lawyers, and are very educated and not at all opressed by their husbands or fathers or brothers. I think this book stereotypes all Saudi men as arrogant and inhumane. Don't get me wrong, there are some men that treat women as described in Princess Sultana's biography. This book also does not show the true face of Islam which teaches its followers to respect women. Nevertheless, the story of Sultana is heartbreaking and I can't begin to imagine how painful it must have been for her. For anyone who reads this, please remember this is the story of one woman, not all have been put through what this woman has gone through.

    47 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Not very interesting.

    I stopped reading it and moved on.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

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    I tired of this persons view of her rich world from having her feet rubbed while lounging on the sofa to having fruit fetched for her by foreign help she felt supposedly sorry for. Very boring read and not believeable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    This is a work of fiction that perpetuates the myth that Muslim

    This is a work of fiction that perpetuates the myth that Muslim women are abused and oppressed. It is against Islamic law to force a woman to marry against her will, and women are held in high regard. The reason we Muslim women choose to cover is so that men don't slobber after us and treat us like nothing but sex objects. We are valued for our minds, rather than our bodies. We demand respect for ourselves - you can be sure that no Muslim woman will be portrayed on any of the trashy television shows that run rampant in today's society.  

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    I recommend very educational

    Gave my great insight into how women are treated in Saudi Arabia even as a princess. I am glad I live in America.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    A pair of eyes

    A pair of blue eyes watched.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Very Repetitive

    No real solutions suggested. To me it sounded like a lot of complaining but no action to make a change.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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