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  1. says:

    I've read several accounts of escaping from North korea This is a good one because it covers several subjects that are not covered in other books For example hyeonseo grew up right on the border next to the Yalu river There is extensive discussion of cross border smuggling in the book as her mother and other relatives were participants in this trade Being so close to the border they could also get Chinese cell phone service and ca

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    I am Korean Born in Seoul but raised in America since age 11 My grandparents were from North Korea so I grew up hearing lot of stories I would 'hear' stories about North Korea after the war, their communist ways, people starving but I could not have imagined what exactly went on until I read this book I could not stop reading once I started I held onto my breath, cried and cheered as I read this book This book

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    The book has four main parts [1] The author’s life in North Korea [2] The author’s life living as an “illegal alien” within China [3] The author’s adaptation to life in South Korea, whose culture was markedly different from North Korean culture [4] The author’s efforts to get her mother and brother from North Korea to So

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    I struggled to complete this book because I was never drawn into the story or the main character Never once did I care about her fate Never once did I care whether or not she made it to her ever changing destinations So much of it was superficial (an unemotional retelling) and seemed contrived in the way that although she

  5. says:

    I had always been curious about North Korea, having heard about it in the news, and I thought this book would be interesting It does have vivid descriptions of life in North Korea It also turns out to be suspenseful and emotionally e

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    I don't think I've encountered such an emotionally moving book, than a few times I've verbally said 'oh no' before something bad happens and dreaded to read on, but unable to resist It's so incredibly heartbreaking and yet enlightening to hear about the terrors of the North Korean regime from a woman who was once loyal to it, only t

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    This is a memoir about growing up in North Korea, escaping (almost my mistake) and finally living in South Korea Hyeonseo Lee tells of her upbringing in North Korea a country she loved (though there were plenty of downsides!), and its contrast with life just across the river in China.Hyeonseo Lee's story is fascinating, telling o

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    A very well written book which exposes some of the difficulties faced by the poor inhabitants of North Korea as well as the problems of anyone trying to escape from the regime Hyeon Seo Lee has had ups and downs in her young life than

  9. says:

    Hyeonsea Lee was a young girl living and growing up in North Korea under a very strict regime and witnessing some dreadful and unspeakable acts against humanity In 1990 when famine hits her country, this brave lady, aged only 17 decides to escape, knowing she is taking a huge risk into the unknown coupled with

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    ‘The Girl with Seven Names’ is the story of a girl who grows up in North Korea believing that it is the greatest nation in the world.The story tells of her childhood living a relatively comfortable life by North Korean standards However when famine strikes in the 1990s, she begins to notice what was happening to her pe

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An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capturerepatriation and guide her family to freedom As a child growing up in North Korea Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and as the famine of the s struck she began to wonder uestion and realise that she had been brainwashed h. I am Korean Born in Seoul but raised in America since age 11 My grandparents were from North Korea so I grew up hearing lot of stories I would hear stories about North Korea after the war their communist ways people starving but I could not have imagined what exactly went on until I read this book I could not stop reading once I started I held onto my breath cried and cheered as I read this book This book will open your eyes and make you really appreciate for everything in life The Illusionists under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capturerepatriation and guide her family to freedom As a child growing Planet of the Bugs up in North Korea Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and as the famine of the s struck she began to wonder Fishes of the Open Ocean uestion and realise that she had been brainwashed h. I am Korean Born in Seoul but raised in America since age 11 My grandparents were from North Korea so I grew Out of Bounds (Boundaries, up hearing lot of stories I would hear stories about North Korea after the war their communist ways people starving but I could not have imagined what exactly went on Grass, Sky, Song until I read this book I could not stop reading once I started I held onto my breath cried and cheered as I read this book This book will open your eyes and make you really appreciate for everything in life

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An effort to adapt and survive And years and two lifetimes later she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea on one of the most arduous costly and dangerous journeys imaginable This is the uniue story not only of Hyeonseo's escape from the darkness into the light but also of her coming of age and education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life not once but twice first in China then in South Korea Strong brave and elouent this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spiri. Hyeonsea Lee was a young girl living and growing up in North Korea under a very strict regime and witnessing some dreadful and unspeakable acts against humanity In 1990 when famine hits her country this brave lady aged only 17 decides to escape knowing she is taking a huge risk into the unknown coupled with the harsh reality that she may never see her mother or brother again Reading this extraordinary book as Hyeonsea takes us on her journey I can only say that I highly recommend this very interesting and poignant novel The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox uniue story not only of Hyeonseo's escape from the darkness into the light but also of her coming of age and education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life not once but twice first in China then in South Korea Strong brave and elouent this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spiri. Hyeonsea Lee was a young girl living and growing The Illusionists up in North Korea Planet of the Bugs under a very strict regime and witnessing some dreadful and Fishes of the Open Ocean unspeakable acts against humanity In 1990 when famine hits her country this brave lady aged only 17 decides to escape knowing she is taking a huge risk into the Out of Bounds (Boundaries, unknown coupled with the harsh reality that she may never see her mother or brother again Reading this extraordinary book as Hyeonsea takes Grass, Sky, Song us on her journey I can only say that I highly recommend this very interesting and poignant novel

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Er entire life Given the repression poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be as she had been told the best on the planet Aged she decided to escape North Korea She could not have imagined that it would be years before she was reunited with her family She could not return since rumours of her escape were spreading and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities involving imprisonment torture and possible public execution Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in. I don t think I ve encountered such an emotionally moving book than a few times I ve verbally said oh no before something bad happens and dreaded to read on but unable to resist It s so incredibly heartbreaking and yet enlightening to hear about the terrors of the North Korean regime from a woman who was once loyal to it only to realise the truth about her country and escape Genuinely every person NEEDS to read this book because it will make you feel so incredibly lucky to be living a free life safe from starvation torture and oppression This is the only book that gives me butterflies because it it so tense and nerve wracking She and her biographer took me on a rollercoaster of hopefullness and hopelessness and I have an undying respect for this amazing woman after hearing her story unlike any other