Aden is a disillusioned young American looking for a purpose. She is angry with her parents and her country. So begins her new life, disguised as a boy, in Pakistan. Throughout the novel we remain her constant companion - we share her emotions and all the events she lives through: including the end. I felt emotional on finishing this read. It left me thinking - was it really her choice to travel or was she subtly groomed. We'll never know.