The autobiography of a young girl in Communist Romania--
When news arrives that her uncle has just defected Communist Romania by swimming across the Danube River during the midnight shifting of the guards, Sperantza's life radically changes. Suddenly, she and her family become the target of the Securitate (Romanian KGB).
Overnight, life's circumstances catapult her into a poker-faced young girl who—at only 14—must run for her life, evade the government officials and leave behind the comforts of home, her four–year–old sister and adoring father, not knowing if she will ever see them again.
Her heart-stopping venture will inspire your own journey, enrich your worldview and perspective on life, and no doubt, strengthen your convictions.
Written by Adriana Pasos.