Collins, Suzanne. Catching Fire. New York: Scholastic Press, 2009.
Martin couldn't put down this sequal to Collins' Hunger Games (2008), a novel which Martin also highly recomends. The heroine and hero of the first novel, after surviving their society's brutal ritual ordeal, find that they have consequences to face as their story continues in Catching Fire.
Kim, Yong. The Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. The title is descriptive. Kim tells the story of his life, the events leading to his imprisonment, and his escape.
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