Description Pak Jun Do knows he is special. He knows he must be the son of the master of the orphanage, not some kid dumped by his parents - it was obvious from the way his father singled him out for beatings. He knows he is special when he is picked as a spy and kidnapper for his country, the glorious Democratic Republic of North Korea.
The Orphan Master's Son - Staff Choice by Karin Read this 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner. Gripping, scary, horrifying but also hopeful. Read this one with my book club. It made us all want to know more about North Korea and it also seemed that all of a sudden North Korea was all over the news. From the Great Leaderís declaration of stray dogs as superfood (people are actualy starving and so are the dogs so not much food to be had from a stray dog), concentration camps getting bigger (according to Amnesty International) and the Great Leader chucking one of his government officials out of a plane because he dozed off while Kim Jong-Un was speaking.