The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry

The Beloved Daughter

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The Beloved Daughter – Book Review

The Beloved Daughter tells the tale of Chung-Cha, a 12-year old North Korean girl who is imprisoned in Camp 22 – one of the most notorious political prison camps in the world – because her family is Christian, and her father refuses to renounce his faith.

As a young prisoner, she sees and endures things that no one should. She suffers betrayals from friends and is separated from those closest to her. In the midst of her surroundings, she struggles to reconcile her life with her faith.

The story is harsh. The story is heartbreaking. The story is riveting. The story is real.

From the first chapter, I was hooked, and I found that as the book went on, the story grew on me. This is good, because as difficult as the story can be to read in places, this story needs to be told, and deserves to be read.

What I liked most about this story was that, even though it spoke of difficult things, the story also had its beautiful moments, and its redemptive ones. For all of the inhumanity that is portrayed in this book, we see how even in life’s darkest moments, God has a plan and a purpose for our lives and is ultimately working all things for good.

The Beloved Daughter won second place in the 2012 Women Of Faith Writing Contest.

The Beloved Daughter – Book Trailer

About Alana Terry

Alana Terry

Alana Terry is a homeschooling mother of three. The Beloved Daughter, Alana’s debut Christian novel, won second place in the Women of Faith writing contest. Alana is also the author of A Boy Named Silas, the story of her son’s complicated medical history and What, No Sushi? a children’s chapter book about the Japanese-American internment.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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9 Responses to “The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry”

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  1. enthusiasticallydawn
    Twitter: breathoffaith

    Another excellent review. I wonder if i would be something for my 12 year old…who tends to read above level (content and comprehension).

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Dawn! My suggestion would be to read the book first and then decide (that way, you and your daughter can discuss it afterwards anyway!) Comprehension should not be an issue, but since most of the story takes place in a prison camp, I’m sure you can imagine that some of the themes and topics are mature. I think the book can be a good learning tool under the right circumstances.

      Are you starting a new blog? My eagle eye catches all! 🙂

  2. janetblue says:

    This sounds as if it might be a very heartbreaking book to read but one that would be enlightening for those of us who have never experienced such harshness and cruelty.Thanks for your review. Janet

  3. Yolanda Flores says:

    Interested in reading this book —

  4. Tamara T. says:

    Okay, I went right over to Amazon and bought the Kindle version! I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for sparking my interest!

  5. Colletta says:

    Wow! This sounds like an amazingly touching book. Thanks so much for the review!

    Here’s my Spiritual Sunday post:


  6. Alana Terry says:

    Thanks so much for the kind review!

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