In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom (Paperback)Yeonmi Park (author)
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'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'
Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution.
This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.
'Clear-eyed and devastating' Observer
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring . . . A book to make you newly thankful for the freedom you have never been forced to fight for. * The Bookseller *
An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans. * Kirkus *
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I must be honest i don't read many books but this one is amazing! Iv been following Yeonmi Park for a good part of the last 2 years, i watched her interviews and read articles about her and her life in The DPRK..... More
“An important, brave biography!”
A bold, revealing and brave insight into the life on an extraordinary survivor whose life makes for an emotionally challenging read, not least for her suffering at the hands of the North Korean regime. It's an... More
This is worth the money despite my first notions. I thought this was an amazing book and it definitely made me have a new outlook on life, and I'm only 14 :D Yeonmi's story is moving and I would definitely... More
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