MOBI Ý DOC In the Shadow of the Sun 9780545905749 õ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD

EBOOK ´ In the Shadow of the Sun ã Anne Sibley O'Brien

EBOOK ´ In the Shadow of the Sun ã Anne Sibley O'Brien Wing journey to the border without food money or shelter in a land where anyone who sees them might turn them in and getting caught could mean prison or worseAn exciting adventure that offers a rare glimpse into a compelling complicated nation In the Shadow of the Sun is an unforgettable novel of courage and surviva This story is on the surface the actionadventure survival tale of American teen Simon and his younger adopted Korean American sister Mia as they attempt to escape from North Korea after their dad is captured accused of wrongdoings That in itself is a strong story and the pace is often heart pounding as the two try to determine who to trust and how to make it out alive with information on North Korean Death Camps which aren't supposed to exist; information which could get them killed if they are discovered with it Yet there is so much to this story; not least of which is the depth of nuance in Simon and Mia's relationship the discussions of adoption and family and the way it all serves to leave the reader with a larger understanding and empathy for the North Korean people There's also really good list of resources at the back for further reading on North Korea as well as a really great few pages at the start that can even get you to read or sound out at least Korean textAnything you didn’t like about it? The story is as far fetched as any middle grade YA adventure and at some points the angst gets a bit repetitive but the characters are enjoyable and the setting is really well done; particularly with the short chapters from the POV of North Koreans who interact with Simon and Mia along the way To whom would you recommend this book? Read alikes if you can think of them The runningsurviving aspects will appeal to fans of living rough dystopian stories Hunger Games Life as We Knew It etc It will also be enjoyed by readers who are drawn to tales of the suffering others can feel at the hands of their country Somewhere There Is Still a SunWho should buy this book? Middle Schools High Schools Public Libraries Don't be surprised if this appears on summer reading lists next yearShould we librariansreaders put this on the top of our “to read” piles? YESFTC Disclosure The Publisher provided me with a copy of this book to provide an honest review No goody bags sponsorship “material connections” or bribes were exchanged for my review

MOBI In the Shadow of the Sun

MOBI Ý DOC In the Shadow of the Sun 9780545905749 õ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ☆ North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth with a dictatorial leader a starving population and harsh punishment for rebellionNot the best place for a family vacationYet that's exactly where Mia Andrews North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth with a dictatorial leader a starving population and harsh punishment for rebellionNot the best place for a family vacationYet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself on a tour with her aid worker father and fractious older brother Simon Mia was adop In the Shadow of the Sun isn't much than a typical middle grade novel but it's a tightly plotted action thriller with a good main character I almost felt the need to suspend my disbelief about the plotting here But in the end I don't know how necessary that was While the plot has a few conveniences in general it was believable than most middle grade action thrillers Part of the humanity of this story comes from the great main characters Mia is brave and likable and she plays well off her older brother I was really worried this would dive into the “North Korea including its citizens is just crazy” wavelength and end up as a published mess of racism But it didn't go in that direction O'Brien integrates short chapters from many North Korean citizens and doesn't stereotype She also chose to write this from the point of view of a Korean girl which I appreciated It's not a perfect novel It stays solidly in the middle grade genre and never tries to step outside It also suffers from flat side characters But in general I was fairly impressed

Anne Sibley O'Brien ã In the Shadow of the Sun READER

In the Shadow of the SunTed from South Korea as a baby and the trip raises tough uestions about where she really belongs Then her dad is arrested for spying just as forbidden photographs of North Korean slave labor camps fall into Mia's hands The only way to save Dad get the pictures out of the country Thus Mia and Simon set off on a harro The theme of this book is that even within danger there is hope This is shown by Mr Shin and Soon Ok helping Mia and Simon escape North Korea by giving them food and shelterThis book was boring and long at times