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"Hyeonseo Lee brought the human consequences of global inaction on North Korea to the world's doorstep.... Against all odds she escaped, survived, and had the courage to speak out."

--Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations

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The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
"Eye opener on the state of affairs in North Korea! It's amazing how the country is being ruled by the Kim family, with absolute control, even in this day and age. Gives a whole new perspective on human rights and freedom of speech...even just free..." Read more of this review »
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"This book is Incredible! The incidents in this memoir are just unbelievable.A remarkable story of strength and courage and hope.A classic we'll all point to when the hideous regimes of North Korea exists only in history.."
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"This book sucked me in honestly. It was the first time I ever saw a story of somebody defecting who was a part of a higher family. Seeing the differences between her situation and others fascinated me since so much of North Korea continues to do w..." Read more of this review »
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“Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe. I will never truly be free of its gravity, no matter how far I journey.”
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Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2015 #GoodreadsChoice Awards. Of course, I was hoping to win, but I'm still honored that I came in 4th place out of many good books.


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“I hope you remember that if you encounter an obstacle on the road, don’t think of it as an obstacle at all… think of it as a challenge to find a new path on the road less traveled.”
Hyeonseo Lee, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story

“Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe. I will never truly be free of its gravity, no matter how far I journey.”
Hyeonseo Lee

“After years in the Chinese workforce, I had developed an emotional attachment to money. My earnings were my hard work and long hours; my savings were comforts deferred.”
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“I hope you remember that if you encounter an obstacle on the road, don’t think of it as an obstacle at all… think of it as a challenge to find a new path on the road less traveled.”
Hyeonseo Lee, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story

“Leaving North Korea is not like leaving any other country. It is more like leaving another universe. I will never truly be free of its gravity, no matter how far I journey.”
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