A powerful and moving stand-alone novel for anyone who loved A GATHERING LIGHT or BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY, in which a teenage girl struggles against the odds for survival in a North Korean prison camp… From the author of A Brighter Fear
Yoora is a teenage girl living in North Korea, dreaming of the lights of foreign cities while eking out a miserable existence in a rural northern village. But then she makes a mistake: she falls in love. With someone far removed from her social class. Someone dangerous to know. When tongues start to wag, her father is executed and she is taken to a prison camp in the mountains. There, escape seems even further from her grasp. But Yoora is about to learn an important lesson: love can surprise you, and it can come in many forms…
PRAISE FOR A BRIGHTER FEAR:
“Debut novelist Kerry Drewery skilfully and sensitively brings the devastating effect of the war on ordinary citizens vividly to life in this tragic, touching and romantic story set in Iraq.” – Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids
“This is a moving and ultimately uplifting story which provides teenagers with an insight into the human tragedies behind the headlines. Recommended reading.” – Families South West
About the author
Kerry Drewery lives in Lincolnshire. Active in Bookstart and the winner of a BBC writing prize, she now writes full time for teenagers. She is also the author of A Brighter Fear, a heart-breaking love story set in Baghdad during the Second Gulf War, available from HarperCollins.