This piece of adolescent fiction poses a question on humanity through the suicide case of a girl who was being bullied. The question posed here goes beyond who is the victim and who is the bully.
- Book Intro
This story begins when a 14-year-old ordinary girl named Chunji hangs herself with knitting material. Her sister Manji, who cannot understand why she has done this, follows the evidence that her sister has left behind. Soon, Manji finds the painful truth. A close friend of hers named Hwayeon used Chunji to protect her position among her friends, and Chunji's family, who loved Chunji deeply, didn't know what was happening to her. However, in the end, a letter to those whom Chunji loved and hated is discovered, and the older sister hugs the best friend of her little sister.
- About the Author
Kim Ryeo-ryeong was born in Seoul and graduated from the Seoul Institute of the Arts with a degree in Creative Writing. Kim received the 1st Changbi Adolescent Literary Award for her work Wandeuk in 2007, and also won a number of awards including the Ma Haesong Literary Award and the grand prize at the Muhakdongne Children's Literary Award. In 2012, her book Graceful Lies made it onto the IBBY Honor List. Children's stories written by Kim Ryeo-ryeong include The Seahorse in My Heart, The Kid Who Brought Memories, The Noisy Pureun Apartment, and Have You Seen That Person?. Novels created by Kim include Wandeuk, Graceful Lies, Thorn Confession, I Saw You, and The Trunk.