by Alana Terry
After escaping a North Korean prison camp, Mee-Kyong is hustled over the border and sold into the Chinese underworld. She vows to survive, but sheer determination and willpower won't save her this time.
Is she fated to remain a slave forever?
An emotionally moving story, Slave Again is almost hard to listen to at times. It has its rather dark moments but it is ultimately a story of faith and hope.
Mee-Kyong lives a life so far removed from my own that sometimes it's hard to imagine and I kept turning the next page and the next. The choices she must make are beyond impossible and not only does she survive day after day but a tiny seed of compassion is kept alive. That tiny seed just might grow into something amazing.
Alana Terry has once again penned a story that transports readers and listeners to a land some might say has been forgotten by God, and yet it is so apparent that He is constantly moving in the lives of it's inhabitants.
I actually read Slave Again about a year ago but jumped at the chance to hear the words and characters come to life. The Audible audiobook was excellent! Alana Terry's great writing is highlighted by the narrator's voice. The spacing between chapters and scenes is very good, easy to follow. I even found myself slipping my Kindle and speaker into my bag wherever I went so that I could listen.
I would note that the book does deal with mature and tense situations so this would probably be a better novel for much older kids and adults. It is, however, not a story to be missed.