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"A pampered son of the elite survives a nightmarish ordeal in this page-turner of a memoir." ( Kirkus)

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Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju, who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young listeners to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.

©2016 Sungju Lee (P)2016 Tantor

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Janis Creason
  • 2016/09/17

Riveting, sad, and inspirational

I am an older reader. The narrator's cadence lends itself to a young readership. As I listened, I couldn't help but picture a teacher reading this book aloud with students at his or her feet, mouths gaping as they hung on every word. I believe that was the intention. The author painted vivid images of this young mans struggle to survive in deplorable and heartbreaking conditions. Excellently done. Highly recommended.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2018/08/11

I great book

I wasn't hard to Finnish at all. I loved this book and I want to read more books in general. the best part for me was when yum-bum died even though I didn't experience it in person it made me have a tier in my eye. I recommend this book to every one

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • REBECCA WINDLEY
  • 2021/03/10

love

this book was wonderful. this is a must read book. a wonderful narrator and a wonderful author

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Martha S
  • 2020/11/29

Will help you appreciate your freedom

My daughters teacher required students to read this book in middle school. My lovely daughter Miah then said mom you should read this book it’s very eye opening. Of course I haven’t “read” a book in so long so I thought ok, I’ll do it! I NEVER knew a country could be so horrific. There were many feelings upon listening to this story. My goodness, one thing is for certain, I will never again complain about my so called “ruined childhood” mine was a paradise in comparison. I’m grateful for this read and Sungju sharing his story. Ill pray for the oppressed people who are victims of such a terrible ruler and hope they find a way to freedom.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ross Williamson
  • 2020/11/24

GREAT STORY

Great story of personal heroisim, faith and love. So sad people are forced to live in that world and miss out on all the joys in life.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jeanne DeShazer
  • 2020/05/06

The most moving memoir I've ever read. 5 Stars

At times, painful, I watched this boy's life from innocent and privileged Pyongyang child of a military officer, to hardened street gang member. And then his heart returns. Beautiful.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Todd Halverson
  • 2019/12/17

Not just a boy trapped in Josan

This book is not just of a boy trapped in his country but of the boy trapped in himself stuglimg to get out and save his family in blood and name he was determined to die for his new brother to keep their dreams alive he did not just want them but needed him as they did him the boys did thing meny never will do are ever want for their kids I feel for the father having to know that his son suffered a tragic loss of friends, brothers, and himself a thing no person can fathom. I want to say for the ones lost my all your dreams be happy and with the one you love

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kika
  • 2019/09/05

Incredible story!

I’m on a North Korean defector bender and this is definitely my favorite book. This mans life changed when he was 12 and left behind by parents off to search for food. I can’t even imagine having the courage and strength that he had to cope and get through each day. He survived 4 years basically on his own scrounging, hustling and defending himself every day.
This is a must read/listen to book!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Angela Walker
  • 2019/05/09

Powerful True Story

So much is taken for granted, especially freedom. What a great true story! Thank you for writing this book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • hance
  • 2017/06/18

Eye opening

A story from the heart of true life in North Korea. A must read for anyone

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss. S. Chandrapalan
  • 2020/11/05

Be prepared to cry

I can’t believe how much is going on in North Korea. I didn’t realise until I stumbled upon Yeonmi Park’s book first before I was searching up more defector stories and found this one. Sungju Lee has gone through hell. He is one of many North Koreans who are going through this day in day out. Beautifully written, this book has been gripping. South Korea is is a blessing for taking in defectors. Please do read and research on it. Thankyou for opening my eyes.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Catherine
  • 2018/04/07

good

so good and acsiting yeah guys get this book

goooooooooooooooooooooooooooood guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuys good as chocolate yes

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel
  • 2017/07/30

amazing story!

This book gives a different insight in to north korea then the others I have read. The life of a street kid is tougher then we can imagine. This book also contains loads of info into how North Koreans think. Great would recommend.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Stephen Galvin
  • 2017/05/29

A truly remarkable story

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Every Falling Star provides an almost unbelievable account of SungJu's life in North Korea. I had to keep reminding myself that this is not fiction. What SungJu describes is not just the trauma and troubles that he went through personally, but the same trauma that so many North Koreans have faced, and continue to face, in their daily lives. One can only try to imagine the horror these people experience, and from such a young age, is extremely saddening.
I have to say that it is very well written, and is read perfectly by Shih.
The book made me feel so lucky to be have been born in the U.K., and has helped me to appreciate a lot of the things that I take for granted. It's also eye opening to the issues we still face in the modern world. I'd recommend this book to everyone, as I believe the book provides a perspective that is important for many to see.