I finished reading the book this weekend after several pauses. It was a tough read especially for a young girl. It was written with description that it makes the reader feel like we are with her in the journey. I know nothing much on what goes on in North Korea other than what I see in headline news and most likely it's nuclear issues, etc, but never what goes on in North Korea. I have been to China, but know nothing about how human trafficking works. I'm glad that she and her family made it out to South Korea and is living better than before. After reading the book, I appreciate what I have compared to what she went through. I too hope along with her that North Korea will be democratized one day or at least starting to.