Life in North Korea laid bare
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has already read Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung. That book details the inner workings of North Korean propaganda, and the authors daring escape from their regime.
This book almost serves as a follow up by giving insight into everyday North Korean life is like, the crushing burden that the state puts on families, and how their deprived of information about the outside world, and how it is all bound up by propaganda. After her sister flees the country Yeonmi and her mother realise they have no choice but to escape too, leaving her father behind (his whole family will be arrested if he leaves). They find people willing to smuggle them into China, but knowing so little about the outside world they don't understand that they're sex traffickers. Their next few years are spent being sold as wives, all the while trying to find Yeonmi's missing older sister Eunmi, and searching for a way to South Korea.