Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea by Eunsun Kim and Sébastien Falletti

Every now and then you read a book that gives you some perspective. This is one of those books.

Eunsun Kim, her mother and sister embark on a harrowing escape of leaving oppressive, North Korea.  Eunsun was only 11 years old when her mother decided that in order for them to live, they must leave North Korea. They were all alone in the world, had sold most of their belongings are were near starvation. It was essentially stay in North Korea and die to take the risk of punishment and death in order to survive.

The plan is to cross the Tumen River into China and live their lives there are illegal aliens. This proves be be difficult but not without fruition. This is a testament of the will to survive, love and sacrifice. This would be an excellent read for a book club.

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