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Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 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 knowl

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

Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 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

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Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 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


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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 I've read several accounts of escaping from North korea This is a good one because it covers several subjects th

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read characters The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 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

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Join or create book clubs The book has four main parts [1] The author’s life in North Korea [2] The author’s life living as an “illegal alien

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read I struggled to complete this book because I was never drawn into the story or the main character Never once did I care about

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 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 viv

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 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 bec

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Join or create book clubs Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read 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, t

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read 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 i

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Join or create book clubs Hyeonsea Lee was a young girl living and growing up in North Korea under a very strict regime and witnessing some dreadful

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    review ´ The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story 104 Join or create book clubs à 4 Free read ‘The Girl with Seven Names’ is the story of a girl who grows up in North Korea believing that it is the grea

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