This thoughtful exchange between two Jerusalem natives, one Moslem and the other Jewish, gives the political situation a very human face. There is also a succinct timeline at the end, along with maps, that I found quite informative.
Having recently become interested in the situation in Palestine/Israel, I wanted to read "personal accounts" by people who are or have been living through it.
This book is basically a collection of letters between a Palestinian Muslim teenage girl and an Israeli Jewish teenage girl. It highlights their thoughts on life, culture, politics and the situation of living in a divided country. Their friendship and understanding grow as they correspond with each other.
This book also gives a glossary of some terms used in the country, as well as a time frame of the relevant events.
Anyone who is interested in understanding more about the Israeli/Palestinian situation would do well to read this book. It's a fairly quick read, not very long and offers insights into what alot of people feel about the current dilemma there.
Worth 5 stars.