Author: Laura Ling & Lisa Ling
Hardcover: 322 pages
Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (May 18, 2010)
Source: Public Library
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Somewhere Inside is the electrifying, never-before-told story of Laura Ling’s capture by the North Koreans in March 2009, and the efforts of her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, to secure Laura’s release by former President Bill Clinton. This riveting true account of the first ever trial of an American citizen in North Korea’s highest court carries readers deep inside the world’s most secretive nation while it poignantly explores the powerful, inspiring bonds of sisterly love.
I have always been riveted with North Korea and modern journalism. I picked this book because of the coverage it received on the news when the events were unfolding. Right from the start you are captivated and sucked in without going back. I just couldn’t put the book down at all until. To me it was a spin of family, love, courage and perseverance. You are given a glimpse into the life of Laura Ling as a reporter for Current TV at that time, and how one simple mistake can cause you to lose everything in an instance. While in captivity in North Korea you are given an account of what a prisoner goes through in a secretive nation such as North Korea. What really kept me going was to see the outcome of her journey as a prisoner and how the thoughts of family kept her alive and not wanting to give up. But overall what was astonishing and very mesmerizing to me was the fact that some that worked as guards while captive demonstrated a kind heart in such an oppressed society. This is one book I would most definitely recommend as a good read.
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