In Order To Live : A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

by Yeonmi Park

Rating: 4     16 Votes

Tags: Female author

In Order To Live

'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.' Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution. This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday. 'Clear-eyed and devastating' Observer


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Laura Melbourne
(9 months ago)
23 Jun, 2022
I'm confused; why is this listed under Algeria?
Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Grazyna
(9 months ago)
23 Jun, 2022
Thanks for the feedback. It was a mistake made by the person who recommended the book. This books is now properly listed under North Korea.

Add comment

Challenge: Read Around Asia Challenge
Country: North Korea flag North Korea
Language: EN
Genre: Memoir
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

More books from North Korea

The Accusation A River in Darkness The Aquariums of Pyongyang

More books from Read Around Asia Challenge

Hotel Moscow The English Patient Monkey

Mastodon logo