At the height of WWII, Japanese forces occupy the Korean peninsula. Hana and Jina Bak are Korean at heart but divided in their affections for their “new culture.” It would be normal teenage behavior if they weren’t trafficked into being “Comfort Women” for the Japanese military. The girls must learn how to navigate the rules of the comfort station, ally themselves with powerful friends, and resist the temptations many sex slaves succumb to. With a newfound appreciation for sibling relationships and devotion to ones’ family, the girls must decide the best way to get home before they lose their lives, their sanity, and their very souls
***Thanks to NetGalley and E.J. Suh for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.
DNF @ 50%
I really wanted to like this but the story isn’t going anywhere. The narrative is confusing and hard to follow and there are way too many details about the unimportant while the interesting parts seem to be glossed over. It’s taken me three days to get to 50% and I can’t go any further.