Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Underground Girls of Kabul is an amazing revelation through research and interviews of the reality of life for some women in Afghanistan who spend a major part of their early life disguised as boys. On page 70, author/journalist Jenny Nordberg reports,
Families can be rich, poor, educated, uneducated, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazara, or Turkoman — it doesn’t matter, they tell me. The only thing that binds the girls together is the family’s need for a son. These women have met girls who live as boys because the family needed another income through a child who worked, because the road to school was dangerous and a boy’s disguise provided some safety, or because the family lacked sons and needed to present as a complete family to the village.
Does this grab your interest? Share your thoughts as well as a teaser from your current read.