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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't put it down!

I'm a big historical fiction fan and rarely read biographies, but this book was quite fascinating. Jillina Lauren spins a story that draws in the reader from the beginning. It seems as if she is sitting beside you, casually recounting her life story. Who wouldn't love ...
I'm a big historical fiction fan and rarely read biographies, but this book was quite fascinating. Jillina Lauren spins a story that draws in the reader from the beginning. It seems as if she is sitting beside you, casually recounting her life story. Who wouldn't love to know what goes on in a modern-day harem! We get a glimpse of what happens when male Muslims are fantastically wealthy, and how their lifestyles affect the young women they so thoughtlessly, casually discard.

What a story!

posted by 893655 on May 10, 2010

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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

It makes no sense

Why is the nook version higher than the paperback version. This makes no sense at all! The cost of publishing ebooks is so much less than for publishing traditional hardback and paperback books. Ridiculous, Barnes and Noble, just ridiculous!

posted by Fully on July 7, 2011

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    Not as exciting as I thought

    I was disappointed, the front page says my life in a harem,but only short parts were really about the harem, it should have been an autobiography bc it discusses more about things that happened to the author before the harem and after, instead of during. I actually lost interest and it took me another week to read the last 30 or so pages. I do not recommend to buy this,especially on nook,wait until someone else you know buys it in paperback and borrow it, or look in the thrift stores bc it will be there soon!

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

    Not Nearly as Intriguing as the cover or title

    To put it bluntly, I was bored. And I didn't care or relate to/for any of the characters in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2010

    So So

    The topic was intresting. I enjoyed reading about everything she went through in Brunei. But everything else was boring. I was constantly skimming & skipping pages. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

    Underwhelming

    It had a premise that couldn't go wrong, and yet I felt that there was no real message to be gained from reading this book. The author felt a bit whiny and overwhelmingly uninvolved in her own life. Perhaps this is due to the lack of direction in her life at the time, but there was no real conflict that was immediately apparent that drove her to this lifestyle, or any real reason why she left.

    It is an easy read, and you can get a vivid picture of life as a competitive "girlfriend", but overall, I wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone.

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