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Tendrils of Life by Owen Choi
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Owen Choi. Heart breaking story
Tendrils of Life
Based around the Korean War this is a real life story about food shortages, it starts in 1945 and quickly moves on to 1950.
This is a story of Life, love, loss and survival, when you read this heartbreaking story you should never say you are starving ever again.
The Korean War started in June 1950 and lasted until July 1953 and they estimate that 2.5 million civilians were killed.
This story is about a young boy (jimin) and his younger sister (misern) and their struggle for food and survival.
Whilst on their long walk from Seoul to Hadong, and even further they come up against many obstacles. Starvation being a big obstacle that they faced daily .
He spends his time doing menial work to scrape a living, and he is always on the look out for Sinman who is his evil enemy.
A truly heart braking story of what war means.
4 stars. 01 August 2013.

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Reading Progress

July 14, 2013 – Shelved
July 14, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
July 21, 2013 – Started Reading
August 1, 2013 – Finished Reading

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