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Hyeonseo Lee
"Hyeonseo Lee brought the human consequences of global inaction on North Korea to the world's doorstep.... Against all odds she escaped, survived, and had the courage to speak out." --Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations "But there are rare occasions when someone... show more

"Hyeonseo Lee brought the human consequences of global inaction on North Korea to the world's doorstep.... Against all odds she escaped, survived, and had the courage to speak out." --Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations "But there are rare occasions when someone punctures the bubble. That is what happened when Hyeonseo Lee told her story--we were all transported to the bloody, paranoid world of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There isn't enough attention on the plight of citizens inside the 'Hermit Kingdom,' because so little is known. Lee is courageously speaking out, even at risk to her safety." Adds Lisa Ling, the CNN host and coauthor of Somewhere Inside, about her own sister's detention in North Korea.www.facebook.com/HyeonseoLeeNK | FB pageHyeonseo Lee@HyeonseoLeeNK | TwitterHyeonseo Lee@hyeonseolee | Instagram
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 months ago
The Girl with Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee, David John, authors, Josie Dunn, narrator Hyeonseo Lee had not meant to escape from North Korea or her family. Although it was dangerous, she had only wanted to secretly cross the river into China to visit with some relatives before her 18th birthday. She had...
Dem
Dem rated it 11 months ago
What an interesting story and its so hard to believe that in this day and age that a whole nation of 25.5 Million people could be so cut off from the rest of the world and its leader could controll and dictate everything about peoples lives from birth to death.I had read a couple of books on North...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 1 year ago
This is a somewhat difficult book to read, but also quite interesting. The difficulty is with the subject matter, not the writing. The book is well written. It begins by telling about life in North Korea when the author was growing up. N. Korea is a highly stratified society, stratified in terms of ...
XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
The first 40% of the book is about her childhood, before she turned 18. She was happy and don't know much about the world. Which is like most people in North Korea, with government spreading misinformation and limited real information from reaching people. At least she has a powerful government...
DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it 3 years ago
If I hadn't known that this was a true story, I wouldn't have believed it could have happened. If it had been a thriller I'd have been saying 'Come on, you expect me to believe this?!' The number of near misses and strokes of luck were incredible - but at the same time it made me realise how many No...
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