Heartbreaking, horrifying, informative, and uplifting. Yeonmi’s story is the saddest I have ever read and at the same time so filled with hope and strength I have never known. A story like this makes a person think about what is important in their life, and the world.
5 out of 5 stars
Quotes that stood out:
Page 6 The choices I made in order to live.
Page 5. And that is what hell is like.
Page 91 once you start trading for yourself, you start thinking for yourself.
Page 106 I wish I’d known at the time what that light really meant to North Koreans like me. Following it would cost me my innocence and, for a while, my humanity.
Page 113 (on bodies piled up outside the hospital the nurse said) The government won’t come collect the bodies until there are seven of them. That’s only five.
Page 184 I knew in my heart I deserved to be treated like a person, not a hunted animal.
Page 217 I now know that my favorite color is spring green and my hobby is reading books and watching documentaries. I’m not copying other people’s answers anymore.