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An 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 freedom As a child growing up in North Korea Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist 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 s struck she began to wonder uestion and realise that she had been brainwashed h I ve read several accounts of escaping from North korea This is a good one because it covers several subjects that are not covered in other books For example hyeonseo grew up right on the border next to the Yalu river There is extensive discussion of cross border smuggling in the book as her mother and other relatives were participants in this trade Being so close to the border they could also get Chinese cell phone service and calls could be made to North Korea using Chinese cells The other thing that is uite different about her story is that she spend than a decade in China and was continually hiding from being discovered as an illegal therr In one period she mentioned to others that she was from North Korea and its clear somebody reported her She withstood an interrogation by the Chinese police and was able to convince them she was Chinese due to her ability to speak Mandarin and her mastery of Chinese Characters which she attributes to her father pushing her to study while she was in school She has dangerous interactions with gangs which she survives was assaulted badly by an unknown assailant with a 1 liter beer bottle an incident that did put her in the hospital and other adventures One learns a bit about China and North Korea in this book She has relatives which span several classes of North Korean society and one can get a feeling for what those strata are like She also talks about the great amount of indoctrination she received during her education of course this is common among the accounts of DPRK defectors Different that most of the defectors books she does describe the challenges facing defectors in South Korea Their education is worthless and hence most of them severely struggle to obtain a college degree which is important in South Korea she also describes the process by which they vet defectors as well as the interrogation techniues of the Chinese police Once she has made it to South Korea she brings her mother and brother out of North Korea This activity has several difficult twists which meant that the plan had to change in major ways on the fly and the challenges of getting through China to another country to defect to a South Korean embassy are shown They chose Laos a backwater whose insufferable bureaucracy and corrupt civil service made things hard A very helpful Australian saves the day The story is interesting and one learns a fair bit about North Korea and China


10 thoughts on “The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story

  1. says:

    I've read several accounts of escaping from North korea This is a good one because it covers several subjects that are not covered in other books For example hyeonseo grew up right on the border next to the Yalu river There is extensive discussion of cross border smuggling in the book as her mother and other relatives were participants in t

  2. says:

    I am Korean Born in Seoul but raised in America since age 11 My grandparents were from North Korea so I grew up hearing lot of stories I would 'hear' stories about North Korea after the war their communist ways people starving but I could not have imagined what exactly went on until I read this book I could not stop reading once I started I held onto my breath cried and cheered as I read this book This book

  3. says:

    The book has four main parts 1 The author’s life in North Korea 2 The author’s life living as an “illegal alien” within China 3 The author’s adaptation to life in South Korea whose culture was markedly different from North Korean culture 4 The author’s efforts to get her mother and brother from North Korea to South KoreaWhile the book gives the reader a basic idea of what life is like living in North Korea it was th

  4. says:

    I struggled to complete this book because I was never drawn into the story or the main character Never once did I care about her fate Never once did I care whether or not she made it to her ever changing destinations So much of it was superficial an unemotional retelling and seemed contrived in the way that although she claimed to be poor

  5. says:

    I had always been curious about North Korea having heard about it in the news and I thought this book would be interesting It does have vivid descriptions of life in North Korea It also turns out to be suspenseful

  6. says:

    I don't think I've encountered such an emotionally moving book than a few times I've verbally said 'oh no' before something bad happens and dreaded to read on but unable to resist It's so incredibly heartbreaking and yet enlightening to hear about the terrors of the North Korean regime from a woman who was once loyal to it only to realise the truth about her country and escape Genuinely every person NEEDS to read this book because it will m

  7. says:

    This is a memoir about growing up in North Korea escaping almost my mistake and finally living in South Korea Hyeonseo Lee tells of her upbringing in North Korea a country she loved though there were plenty of downsides and its cont

  8. says:

    A very well written book which exposes some of the difficulties faced by the poor inhabitants of North Korea as well as the problems of anyone trying to escape from the regime Hyeon Seo Lee has had ups and downs in her young life than most of us have during three times her time on the planet The whole book kept me enthralled throu

  9. says:

    Hyeonsea Lee was a young girl living and growing up in North Korea under a very strict regime and witnessing some dreadful and unspeakable acts against humanity In 1990 when famine hits her country this brave lady aged only 17 decides to escape knowing she is taking a huge risk into the unknown coupled with th

  10. says:

    ‘The Girl with Seven Names’ is the story of a girl who grows up in North Korea believing that it is the greatest nation in the worldThe story tells of her childhood living a relatively comfortable life by North Korean standards However when famine strikes in the 1990s she begins to notice what was happening to her peopleWhen she was 17 almost as an adventure she risks crossing to China across a frozen river She the

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