Book CoverEvery Falling Star, A memoir of Sungju Lee, a North Korean boy who was forced at the age of twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself.  Sungju tells what it was like to be separated from his parents; to be alone; to have to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry every day; and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution.  He transferred is taekwondo skills to street fighting.  He drank. He smoked. He became a pickpocket and dropped out of school.  He lost everything but the hope that he would meet his parents again.  With this hope, he wished whenever he saw a falling star.