Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star

The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

Book - 2016
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"It's the memoir of a boy named Sungju who grew up in North Korea and, at the age of twelve, was forced to live on the streets and fend for himself after his parents disappeared. Finally, after years of being homeless and living with a gang, Sungju is reunited with his maternal grandparents and, eventually, his father"--
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781419721328
Characteristics: xv, 314 pages,22 cm
Additional Contributors: McClelland, Susan - Author


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Aug 27, 2017

I really loved this book, after every chapter I had to keep reminding myself that this was real, that Sungju Lee actually lived through the events in the book. This book would still be fantastic if it was fiction but the fact it was a true story made it so much better. It really made me appreciate the life I am living compared to the lives of many other people in the world. This book will open many peoples eyes towards the situation in North Korea. Amazing read!

Aug 06, 2017

This book was very rich and interesting, and tear-jerking at moments. It is one of a kind, as it portrays where no author has ever gone before and tells a true story that could not be beaten by any fiction. I guarantee, you will read this book and be intrigued by the rawness of the story, and the historical facts behind them. I highly recommend this book to you. 5 stars.

Jul 02, 2017

A deep book, and one that you can read over and over again, understanding more and more of the story. Suitable for teens, this book can take you on a journey through the childhood of Sungju and his brothers. When you finish my ou will be sure to appreciate more of what you have now. Highly recommend!

Jun 30, 2017

it was a very sad and confusing at the starting, but soon as the goes on, it get better and exciting more and more. very good book, suggest to read. but better if you are older, then you can understand what the book really mean, in a different way.

Oct 06, 2016

I've read several excellent books by young women who escaped from North Korea to South Korea and I found their personal stories fascinating and well worth reading. The women authors mentioned gangs of young men who were dangerous and violent and threatened people in the farmers' markets in N. Korea. This is the first account I've read by a young man who was in one of those gangs. I encourage you to read this one, but not only this one. Check out, also, the biographies of, e.g., Yeonmi Park or Hyeonseo Lee for books that fill in the experiences of women escapees from N. Korea through China and other routes. Quite topical.

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