by Hyeonseo Lee
Reviewed by Linda:
A riveting tale of courage and a fascinating look at daily life in the world’s most secretive country. The author was only seventeen when she crossed into China, where she lived for over a decade in fear of being discovered and sent back to North Korea to face severe punishment. Using her wits, she eventually makes it to safety in Seoul, where she plans a daring trip back to her homeland to rescue her mother and brother.