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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 t

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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 will open

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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 South Korea.While the book gives the reader a basic idea of what life is like living in North Korea,

  4. says:

    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 claimed

  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 engaging Once I started reading this book, I did not want to stop until I was do

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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 t

  7. says:

    This is a memoir about growing up in North Korea, escaping (almost my mistake) and finally living in South Korea H

  8. says:

    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

  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 the harsh reality that she ma

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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 wor

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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. 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 most of us have during three times her time on the planet The whole book kept me enthralled throughout and due to the fairly short chapters was easy to pick up and put down without losing track of what had already gone I knew little about Korea North or South until I read this book and it has now led me to read a bit about the peninsula and the origins of the difficulties between the North and South A very good read and one I would recommend to anyone with a thir4st for knowledge

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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. 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 South KoreaWhile the book gives the reader a basic idea of what life is like living in North Korea it was the author s determination perseverance and resourcefulness that leaps off the pages and impresses the reader the most Indeed the book s tone reads as if it s of the thriller genre even though it s actually non fiction A truly remarkable story of intelligence and courage yet educational as wellNote One reason for the book s thriller tone was that many of the chapters end with a teaser sentence which urges the reader to immediately go on the next chapter For an autobiographically work I found that writing style a bit disconcerting Hour of the Beast 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 Dictionary Of Dreams 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 The Love of a Latino realise that she had been brainwashed h. 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 South KoreaWhile the book gives the Other Days, Other Eyes reader a basic idea of what life is like living in North Korea it was the author s determination perseverance and Deception Island resourcefulness that leaps off the pages and impresses the The Family reader the most Indeed the book s tone The First Partition of Poland reads as if it s of the thriller genre even though it s actually non fiction A truly The Hero of Varay remarkable story of intelligence and courage yet educational as wellNote One Palestrina and Other Plays reason for the book s thriller tone was that many of the chapters end with a teaser sentence which urges the Blackmailed By Daddy reader to immediately go on the next chapter For an autobiographically work I found that writing style a bit disconcerting

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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 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 claimed to be poor she always had money to pay for fake IDs brokers travel etc Also there was always someone to help her when she needed it even when she was desperate Could the story of this one person actually be the combined story of several persons I m not buying it as a first person account