Jimin Han
A Small Revolution
August 24, 2019 Comments.. 679
A Small Revolution Jimin Han In this powerful, page turning debut, Jimin Han deftly shows that revolutions whether big or small, in the world or of the heart can have an impact that lasts through time and spans the oceans.On a beautiful Pennsylvania fall morning, a gunman holds college freshman Yoona Lee and three of her classmates hostage in the claustrophobic confines of their dorm room The desperaIn this powerful, page turning debut, Jimin Han deftly shows that revolutions whether big or small, in the world or of the heart can have an impact that lasts through time and spans the oceans.On a beautiful Pennsylvania fall morning, a gunman holds college freshman Yoona Lee and three of her classmates hostage in the claustrophobic confines of their dorm room The desperate man with his finger on the trigger Yoona s onetime friend, Lloyd Kang is unraveling after a mysterious accident in Korea killed his closest friend, Jaesung, who was also the love of Yoona s life.As the tense standoff unfolds, Yoona is forced to revisit her past, from growing up in an abusive household to the upheaval in her ancestral homeland to unwittingly falling in love She must also confront the truth about what happened to Jaesung on that tragic day, even as her own fate hangs in the balance.Through scenes of political upheaval and protests in South Korea, spirited conversations in cramped dumpling houses, and the quiet moments that happen when two people fall in love, A Small Revolution is a moving narrative brimming with longing, love, fear, and ultimately hope.. A Small Revolution In this powerful page turning debut Jimin Han deftly shows that revolutions whether big or small in the world or of the heart can have an impact that lasts through time and spans the oceans On a be
  • Title: A Small Revolution
  • Author: Jimin Han
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    1. Patricia Dunn says:

      I read an advanced copy To say it s haunting would be an understatement I haven t been able to stop thinking about the characters The only negative about this book is that I couldn t put it down I stayed up all night reading and was useless the next day Yes, this for me, is the Breaking Bad of books You can t stop until you get to the end and then you re so sad that it s over.Word of advice to readers Don t start reading at night unless you can sleep in the next day I want

    2. 11811 (Eleven) says:

      Not necessarily bad but still pretty far from good I proudly DNF d

    3. RedRedtheycallmeRed says:

      This books opens with a tense situation, four college women are being held hostage by Lloyd Kang As the story unfolds, it goes back and forth between the hostage situation and the previous summer in South Korea where Yoona one of the hostages meets Lloyd and Jaesung.The story touches on a lot of powerful subjects political activism, domestic violence, gun violence, abortion, mental illness, young love, and stalking.Yoona s romance with Jaesung is sweet and a little unsettling Jaesung and Lloyd a [...]

    4. Eli says:

      The small revolutions make the way for the big ones The year is 1985 Yoona Lee, a Korean American, is a freshman at Weston College in Pennsylvania One fall morning her life is forever changed when a boy, Lloyd Kang, whom she met the summer prior on a trip to Korea, storms into her dorm room, holding her and three of her classmates hostage, claiming the boy Yoona fell in love with that summer, Jaesung, is in fact alive and being held by the North Korean leader As the standoff with Lloyd and the p [...]

    5. Hillary says:

      This was another Kindle First Book I thought it would be interesting, but to be honest, I found it repetitive and slow moving Every time I picked it up, I got sleepy So today, I am at about 68% and decided to give it up No, I haven t finished.

    6. Sara says:

      2.5 stars rounded down.As the blurb for this book indicates On a beautiful Pennsylvania fall morning, a gunman holds college freshman Yoona Lee and three of her classmates hostage in the claustrophobic confines of their dorm room The desperate man with his finger on the trigger Yoona s onetime friend, Lloyd Kang is unraveling after a mysterious accident in Korea killed his closest friend, Jaesung, who was also the love of Yoona s life.That clearly summarizes the entire plot for this novel In a s [...]

    7. Sylvia says:

      Esta novela comienza como las revoluciones, aparentemente de golpe pero conforme avanza a uno le queda claro que todo la historia, la revoluci n, el conflicto de los personajes ha comenzado mucho antes Yoona y sus amigas son tomadas en su campus universitario como rehenes por Lloyd, quien exige ver a Reagan y a los l deres de Corea del Sur y Corea del Norte a cambio de la libertad de las chicas Pero la seguridad de las chicas no depende de los l deres sino de la perturbada mente de Lloyd El secu [...]

    8. Hannah says:

      A Small Revolution is about a college freshman, Yoona, who is being held hostage in her dorm room by her friend, Lloyd, whom she met in South Korea the previous summer Lloyd is convinced that their friend, Jaesung, who died in a car crash in Seoul, is still alive but being held prisoner by North Korea As the hostage situation unfolds, Yoona reflects back on the summer, her time with Lloyd and Jaesung, and the events leading up to the present.Frankly, I did not enjoy this novel The narrative styl [...]

    9. rgtf says:

      9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic lol 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic lol kill bh bh 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl 9 5_ _ 8 8 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic lol kill bh 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic lol kill bh ppig nun kuck chic lol kill bh 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j kniff k hl br ten ppig nun kuck chic lol 9 5_ _ 8 8 75 5 h.c j.j [...]

    10. Patricia says:

      This was a Kindle First advance book, which I began reading in April I was initially caught up in the thriller narrative and thought the characters were engaging, but the intermittent ravings of Lloyd, the student holding the three hostages in their dorm room, lost me Lloyd was trigger happy and distraught after his closest friend was killed in Korea That friend, Jaesung, was also hostage Yoona s lost love, and her imaginary conversations with Jaesung are poignant with peril I set this aside mon [...]

    11. Shami says:

      This page turner of a novel is brilliantly written and absolutely terrifying a college girl is held hostage in her dorm room As the story unfolds, you learn about how the girl of Korean descent meets two Americans also of Korean descent in a student tour study aboard program in South Korea right before college begins There are a lot of painful moments and at times I just had to put down the book because it was so intense But, then, of course, I had to pick it up again so I could find out what ha [...]

    12. Lesley says:

      this book sounded so promising expected some kind of thriller, yes it is the Reagan era and lots of political stuff, gun violence and crazy young love but so slow, I took a break and read a different better book in between Some might like the back and forth between the current hostage situation and what happened when in Korea Me, aw did not work for me this time This was another First let down for me Hope others like it

    13. Tricia Sanders says:

      only ok.didn t love, but didn t make me want to read every night either.

    14. Macy says:

      UghFast but unsatisfying read Repetitive So repetitive The na vet gullibility Stupidity of the main character became so annoying towards the end The doubt she has is just so nonsensical Kitchen sink full of plot lines political turmoil, spousal abuse, teenage angst and alienation, conspiracies, mental illness that still couldn t generate a satisfying read.

    15. Kavitha Sivakumar says:

      The book provide insight into Korean revolution and its effects on Koreans living inside and outside Korea It is thought provoking, however, the psychotic characteristics of Lloyd becomes unbearable to read If she cut short his psychotic ramblings, this would have been a very good book

    16. Ross says:

      Powerful and EngagingWhat starts as pieces, that the reader must pick up and fit together, quickly becomes an engrossing narrative of young romance amid political turmoil juxtaposed with a tragic psychotic break.The book begins in the middle of the story, as four young girls are taken hostage in a college dorm Then alternates the narrative switching from the story of the protagonist and her fateful trip to Korea, with the tense standoff between her captor and the police It is an engaging story a [...]

    17. Marlena says:

      A Small Revolution is a lyrical thriller set in a small college in Pennsylvania in the middle of a hostage crisis, four girls kidnapped in a dorm room It is a story of obsession, painful family secrets and young love The novel switches between the dramatic and brutal events of the kidnapping and the internal voice of the young woman Yoona, the main protagonist in the story I finished reading the book at 3 30 this morning and I know I will read it again It is haunting in the way of Kazuo Ishiguro [...]

    18. Susan Tweit says:

      A page turner that beautifully evokes the loss of innocence and also of love as Yoona, the Korean American narrator learns what she is capable of in a terrifying hostage situation in her dorm room Jimin Han s novel is set in the 1980s, but is chillingly timely in the parallels of political repression triggering a personal descent into mental illness and violence A must read.

    19. Paulina Russell says:

      Terribly inconsistent At one point her father never hits her mom where it shows, at other points it s makeup over a black eye, a often broken arm Otherwise it s slightly silly, with a stupid endingEh Fled it was short or I would have put it down and not bothered finishing it I will avoid this author in the future I just wasted part of this day

    20. Thais says:

      In many aspects, this was a really good book But it s one of those cases where the attempt of creating a certain style is actually detrimental to the content The second person narration which I personally abhor, but if it s your cup of tea, go for it , the fact that the dialogue from one of the main characters is always formatted in all caps to show his state of mind, it s all bit distracting from the story she s trying to tell And the story could use as few distractions as possible, since the c [...]

    21. Christine Wang says:

      I ll admit I was a little hesitant to give this a shot, as it s usually not the type of book that I read Anyway, I finally finished it today Haunting, sad, and hopeful all at once Haunting for the way the book was written Such beautiful imagery and prose about a time of revolutions and unrest Sad to watch the shooter s descent into madness, and at times, hard to read I felt sad for our FMC, as well, for losing her first love, and holding onto the hope that he may still be alive, until the finali [...]

    22. Victoria says:

      My rating would probably be of a 3.5, but can t really do that here I wasn t totally impressed, but these Kindle First books tend to go that way anyway The story definitely had potential and it touched on a lot of important issues that could have been explored further domestic violence, gun violence, abortion, the immigrant experience, Korean politics, etc It was suspenseful, dramatic, and the flashbacks kept the story moving, considering the main scene was confined to a few hours in one room H [...]

    23. Mary says:

      Wow This was intense As the book begins, 18 year old Yoona watches a man knock a woman to the ground and take her hostage The man and the woman are both friends of hers, and she ends up in a hostage situation with three other girls, the young man holding them at gunpoint Why What has happened to Lloyd to drive him to such violence The story shifts back and forth between the Pennsylvania campus and the trip the students took to Korea after which Jaesung, Yoona and Lloyd s good friend, mysteriousl [...]

    24. Heather says:

      My Kindle First selection for April, this was pretty meh I had no trouble with the narration style of first person narration often told in second person to another character that other reviews mentioned, but the pacing was painful at times The switches between the past and present hostage situation felt forced, like there d have to be a current scene to break up a jump in the past narration, but there wasn t enough action to fill the number of spaces required, so it was oddly dragged out The int [...]

    25. Steve Holden says:

      This was a Kindle First book that I began on a whim I read most of it in one setting, and was jarred by the narrative style and the content It took me some time to come back to the small book to finish it, but that was of a reflection on my feelings of the book than me as a reader I did finish it, though, and sadly, my feelings initially remained There s a blending of many issues and themes The narration shifts to the current a grim situation in a Pennsylvania University dorm where a young man [...]

    26. Ronald Scheese says:

      Intensity increases throughoutTried A Small Revolution as a recommended psychological thriller and the book lived up to the hype I will admit that it started slow and took a bit to get building The author uses a technique of flashbacks to build suspense and tell the background of the story while simultaneously increaing the intensity of a hostage situation at a small Pennsylvania college This back and forth switching with each chapter was a little off putting at the start but became effective a [...]

    27. Jim Gleason says:

      Even after reading this book, I m not sure what to make of it A novel about young revolutionaries it flashes back and forth in time as the story unfolds I am usually committed to reading a book all the way through, but often as I adhered to that commitment in reading this, I questioned whether I was wasting my time or if in fact, it was a story worth reading all the way through I did read it to the very end and am sure it s unique style would appeal to some, this is not on my favorite list I rea [...]

    28. Beth says:

      This is one of those books where it was thought provoking and it give a lot to chew on That being said, it might have been too many issues that had been attempted to tackle all at once If the author had stayed to at least three instead of the eight she had tried to fold into the plot, it would have run a lot smoother in some spots There were a few points where I thought the main character was really naive, but then again I think it had a lot to do with being in the stages of grief over losing so [...]

    29. Rebecca Huenink says:

      3.5This was fast paced and a good read I appreciate the time frame given the current gun control violence climate, and that though access to guns was easy in this book, the focus was that the person who used them had a mental illness His mental illness isn t easy for everyone to see at first, and the reader is taken on a journey of someone who is losing control We don t go through diagnoses or attempts at treatment We journey as a person who loses control journeys Aimlessly, confusingly, frustra [...]

    30. Cathleen Dwyer says:

      Really a 3.5 but I can t seem to do that on my phone Such a curious little book I got it free from Kindle knowing absolutely nothing about it It s somewhere between a suspense page turner, historical fiction, and a romance The writing style is quite unique Although the Flash Forward flashback, present has been done and recently overdone, in this book it does not feel contrived and actually works quite well I don t want to give anything away, and I really can t explain what the book is about with [...]

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