Here's a book for you: Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14:One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The subject is Shin Dong-hyuk (b. 1982), the only known person to have been born in a North Korean death camp and escaped.I probably love concentration camp stories as much as the average tween loves Twilight, so I think it's only been my extreme busyness lately that's prevented me from tracking this down. After reading more about the book, though, I'm a little wary -- the brutality described means I might not make it through. We'll see; it's definitely on my "to read" list for 2013.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Escape from Camp 14
I first heard about this book on NPR, and really wanted to read it (but haven't had time yet), and now Heather King has mentioned it on her blog, as she's just read it:
Posted by Michelene Orteza at 10:18 PM