A review by butyougotmysoul
My Brilliant Life, by Kim Ae-ran

challenging reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Wow. This book surprised me in a lot of different ways.  I certainly did not expect to tear up at the end because up to that point I hadn’t felt much for the Areum. It truly was most compelling in the very last pages. 

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