Friday, October 18, 2013

"The Beloved Daughter" by Alana Terry

 About this book:

“In a small North Korean village, a young girl struggles to survive. But it is her father's faith, not the famine of North Hamyong Province, that most threatens Chung-Cha's well-being. Is Chung-Cha's father right to be such a vocal believer? Or is he a fool to bring danger on the head of his only daughter? Chung-Cha is only a girl of twelve and is too young to answer such questions. Yet she is not too young to face a life of imprisonment and forced labor. Her crime? Being the daughter of a political traitor. The Beloved Daughter follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps of the contemporary free world. Will Chung-Cha survive the horrors of Camp 22? And if she does survive, will her faith remain intact?

 Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content-
Isaiah 42:3, Mark 14:31, Zachariah 13:7, Psalm 79:11(twice), Lamentations 1:2, Psalm 55:12-14, Psalm 107:20, Hosea 14:4, Matthew 10:21, Matthew 14:36, Romans 8:23, Psalm 66:12, Proverbs 4:18, Lamentations 2:13, Psalm 121:1, Matthew 11:30, Nahum 1:3, Ephesians 2:8, John 5:24, Job 42:5-6, Psalm 107:30, Isaiah 55:11, Ecclesiastes 5:2, Isaiah 49:6, Genesis 8:22, Song of Songs 3:5, John 3:29, Psalm 69:8, Psalm 11:1-2, Psalm 31:2, Isaiah 24:16, Psalm 119:116, Matthew 26:35, Luke 6:43-44, Isaiah 53:3, John 8:32, Ezekiel 33:7,Jeremiah 31:8, Psalm 130:7-8, John 21:18, Deuteronomy 33:12, Psalm 22:10, Matthew10:37, Isaiah 53:8, Isaiah 49:23, Revelation 2:10; Every Chapter begins with a Scripture; Chung-Cha is on-and-off with her Faith

Negative Content-
Chung-Cha goes through a lot- sticks up her nails, guards laughing at her; People get killed, some like “…and he was dead” and others more detailed with the blood.

Sexual Content-
3 wh*re, 1 slut; Many girls in the camp sleep with guards to get blankets, food and/or baths, Chung-Cha says she slept with a man, but it is not written; Guards abused Chung-Cha, how it was not written; Another guard asks Chung-Cha if she had sex while being married, she says no and he gives in a pregnancy stick to pee on (his words, not mine.)

-Song Chung-Cha

                                         P.O.V. Chung-Cha, like a diary
                                                 Set in 1998
                                                                                           223 pages


I want to give this book a higher review, as what she went through, for our Faith. But, I have to consider the Negative & Sexual contents.

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review of my novel. I am so in agreement with you actually - I don't recommend it to the girls in my youth group, either! But I do appreciate you taking the time to read and review! Many blessings!