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ePub Ê mobi The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector’s Story · 9780007554836 Û randarenewables ¹ An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifyiAn 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 freedomAs a child growing up in North Korea Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal totalitarian 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 to realise that she had been brainwashed h Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2015 ‪#‎GoodreadsChoice‬ Awards Of course I was hoping to win but I'm still honored that I came in 4th place out of many good books Wow I never thought my memoir would make it to the FINAL round of the 2015 ‪#‎GoodreadsChoice‬ Award Only ten books are left Thank you so much to everyone who has read my book and supported me A huge honor ‪ The Girl With Seven Names‬ is nominated for a ‪#‎GoodreadsChoice‬ Award for Best Memoir Autobiography THANK YOU to all incredible The Girl With Seven Names readers who made this possible cries dances Thank you to everyone who has voted or is planning to vote

mobi Þ The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector’s Story ↠ Hyeonseo Lee

Inese in an effort to adapt and survive Twelve 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 imaginableThis is the uniue story not only of Hyeonseo’s escape from the darkness into the light but also of her coming of age 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 spirit I did enjoy this but I also feel like she made a lot of really incredibly dumb choices that really made no sense For example she stayed with relatives in China for 2 whole years and didn't think of maybe using that time to get a job to save money or to learn a vocation Then she runs away penniless on the spur of the moment and has no plan of what to do You had 2 years to think about it and relied on the kindness of distant relatives to support you but you didn't think ahead of what to do nextShe seemed really naive in general especially when she constantly turned to brokers for help even though she clearly says again and again she didn't trust them She was incredibly lucky and fortunate to have people around her who had a lot of money to constantly bail her out and those connections clearly helped herAlso the fact that she didn't even know at first that people were starving in the 90s in N Korea and she was eating meat daily makes it clear that she lived a very insulated life there and probably had a very different experience from the average N Korean I'd really love to know her mother's story because to be honest she sounds like a much tougher cookie than her daughter cleverly supporting her 2 children and getting them through famine as a single mother Wow hats off to herI did enjoy this book because I'm fascinated with any books from N Korean defectors in general but my sympathies with her were limited I'm glad she got out and that she was able to help her family as well but this is probably not the experience of most N Korean defectors I do wish her all the best and hope people learn about what is going on in N Korea

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The Girl with Seven Names A North Korean Defector’s StoryEr 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 seventeen she decided to escape North Korea She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her familyShe 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 Ch This woman is brave and inspiring and getting a look into North Korea and her life growing up there as well as her escape was incredibly difficult to read but I'm so glad I got the change to hear her storyContent warnings view spoiler there's some grotesue descriptions of starving children and children that have been killed in very disturbing ways hide spoiler