I really enjoyed this book. The writitng is good & unlike other research it tells a story not just lists facts. Mara not only highlights some great information of a war on women that goes well beyond our 1st world ideals. We don't ever consider how far political reach goes into the shaping of the world until that world starts running out of little girls. Those little girls of whom will never grow up to be women.
The world can't grasp how much damage has been done from missing little girls. Little boys miss out on the nuances of courting as young men because there are no other fish in their ocean. That leaves some very lonely & desperate men. All the while sex trafficking of women is growing. A point Mara touches on nicely.
I couldn't even handle the subtleties of all those different countries with missing girls. This definitely isn't something you read if you don't want to admit that corruption goes all the way down to the individuals not just big government. However; it did make me think we should all get those families trying to pay a dowry to start charging! They get looked down upon with no male children but who's laughing now because you can't get a wife! All I know is it couldn't be me because I would be running around creating a daughters without dowry group.