Mia Andrews was born in South Korea, but has lived in the United States with her adoptive parents and older brother Simon since infancy. Her father works for a relief organization that provides food and other aid to foreign countries. Mr. Andrews has a chance to take Mia and Simon along on a business trip to North Korea. Although it’s not South Korea, where she was born, Mia is excited to be so close to her homeland.
The kids are instructed to be very careful, listen to the tour guide, take no pictures without permission, and always stay with the group of tourists. Mia has learned to speak and read some Korean, and enjoys trying out her language skills.
But the vacation takes a dark turn when Mr. Andrews is abruptly arrested, and the kids find themselves with a cell phone that contains contraband photos from some of North Korea’s death camps. To avoid being imprisoned for possession of the phone, Simon and Mia flee into the night. Can they escape to a safe place, and get the photos to someone who can expose the truth about North Korea’s prison camps?Continue reading “In The Shadow Of The Sun – by Anne Sibley O’Brien (2017)”