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  1. says:

    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 sto

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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 m

  3. 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 d

  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 clai

  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

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    A very well written book which exposes some of the difficulties faced by the poor inhabitants of North Korea as

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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 wo

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    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 m

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    I was made aware of this book after reading a short summary in The Sunday Times. This is the true account of the defection of a North Korean teenager and her remarkable journey through China and eventually into South Korea. The courage and strength she demonstrated was nothing short of astounding. She then went on to manage the escape of her family single handed. This in itself was a compelling account of selfless braver

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In an effort to adapt and survive And 12 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 spir. 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 worldThe 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 peopleWhen she was 17 almost as an adventure she risks crossing to China across a frozen river She then realises that if she returned it would cause massive problems for her family so she remains in ChinaSlowly she also understands that her country is run by a brutal totalitarian regime The book then tells of her struggles to adapt and survive in China living largely as an illegal immigrant and then her flight to South KoreaFinally the book tells of her efforts to get her mother and brother to escape and live in South Korea tooHyeonseo obviously showed immense strength and bravery overcoming often life threatening challenges to enable herself her mother and brother to escapeHowever all three of them her mother especially struggle with living in South Korea and miss home I loved Hyeonseo s descriptions of day to day life in N Korea and her accounts of her flight to freedom However I did sometimes get frustrated with her choices and believe although she was strong and brave she was also amazingly lucky at timesNevertheless a brilliant and thought provoking book I would thoroughly recommend itHyeonseo now speaks out about the darkness and repression of the North Korean regime around the world

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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

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 1990s struck she began to wonder uestion and realise that she had been brainwashed h. 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 calls could be made to North Korea using Chinese cells The other thing that is uite different about her story is that she spend than a decade in China and was continually hiding from being discovered as an illegal therr In one period she mentioned to others that she was from North Korea and its clear somebody reported her She withstood an interrogation by the Chinese police and was able to convince them she was Chinese due to her ability to speak Mandarin and her mastery of Chinese Characters which she attributes to her father pushing her to study while she was in school She has dangerous interactions with gangs which she survives was assaulted badly by an unknown assailant with a 1 liter beer bottle an incident that did put her in the hospital and other adventures One learns a bit about China and North Korea in this book She has relatives which span several classes of North Korean society and one can get a feeling for what those strata are like She also talks about the great amount of indoctrination she received during her education of course this is common among the accounts of DPRK defectors Different that most of the defectors books she does describe the challenges facing defectors in South Korea Their education is worthless and hence most of them severely struggle to obtain a college degree which is important in South Korea she also describes the process by which they vet defectors as well as the interrogation techniues of the Chinese police Once she has made it to South Korea she brings her mother and brother out of North Korea This activity has several difficult twists which meant that the plan had to change in major ways on the fly and the challenges of getting through China to another country to defect to a South Korean embassy are shown They chose Laos a backwater whose insufferable bureaucracy and corrupt civil service made things hard A very helpful Australian saves the day The story is interesting and one learns a fair bit about North Korea and China 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 1990s struck she began to wonder uestion and The Love of a Latino realise that she had been brainwashed h. I ve Other Days, Other Eyes 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 Deception Island right on the border next to the Yalu The Family river There is extensive discussion of cross border smuggling in the book as her mother and other The First Partition of Poland relatives were participants in this trade Being so close to the border they could also get Chinese cell phone service and calls could be made to North Korea using Chinese cells The other thing that is uite different about her story is that she spend than a decade in China and was continually hiding from being discovered as an illegal therr In one period she mentioned to others that she was from North Korea and its clear somebody The Hero of Varay reported her She withstood an interrogation by the Chinese police and was able to convince them she was Chinese due to her ability to speak Mandarin and her mastery of Chinese Characters which she attributes to her father pushing her to study while she was in school She has dangerous interactions with gangs which she survives was assaulted badly by an unknown assailant with a 1 liter beer bottle an incident that did put her in the hospital and other adventures One learns a bit about China and North Korea in this book She has Blackmailed By Daddy received during her education of course this is common among the accounts of DPRK defectors Different that most of the defectors books she does describe the challenges facing defectors in South Korea Their education is worthless and hence most of them severely struggle to obtain a college degree which is important in South Korea she also describes the process by which they vet defectors as well as the interrogation techniues of the Chinese police Once she has made it to South Korea she brings her mother and brother out of North Korea This activity has several difficult twists which meant that the plan had to change in major ways on the fly and the challenges of getting through China to another country to defect to a South Korean embassy are shown They chose Laos a backwater whose insufferable bureaucracy and corrupt civil service made things hard A very helpful Australian saves the day The story is interesting and one learns a fair bit about North Korea and China

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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 17 she decided to escape North Korea She could not have imagined that it would be 12 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. 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