Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea is by Barbara Demick. Demick meticulously follows the lives of six individual North Koreans over a period of fifteen years, taking them through the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise of Kim Jong-Il, and the famine that devastated an already challenged country. This book is very well researched and gives you a look into North Korea that few of us have ever imagined. Considering the rise to power of the new leader in a troubled country with nuclear weapons this book is timely and a highly recommend Reader's Corner Nonfiction read.
Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).