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“I loved this book. It is short, easy to read, and tells the true story of Selva. His Sudanese village was attacked, and he became an orphan, walking all the way to the border with other orphaned boys. Today, Selva lives in the United States and runs a non-profit to help others in Sudan. ...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Africa. One boy. One girl. Two stories. Two different times of hardship. Searching for safety. Searching for life-giving water. You'll never believe how both stories meet in the end. A must read!”Ms. Sara wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Nya is on her way to the lake when she steps on a thorn and has to stop.
Salva is in the middle of learning Egyptian when he hears gun fire and runs out side. then he hides in the bush until he is told to run.
Nya has to get a thorn out of her heal.
Salva gets caught by the soldiers and is forced to go to a camp where he is seperated from the rest of the people in his viliage.
Salva wakes up in the morning and is wondering where everyone is and he later finds out that the rest of the people in the group that he was with left without him. He meeets this lady who cares for him until people from his tribe come and take him to another place.
The group were at the Nile River and had a nice dinner until the sun went down and all the bugs came from the water and started to bite the group.
Five people in the group that Salva is in die from eather heat, starvation, or thirst.
Salva reaches a camp in Ethiopia and thought that he saw his mother but it was really someone who looked like his mother.
Salva was chased out of the camp later when he was 17 years old and traveled to a camp in Kenya.
Salva was chosen to go to New York to meet his family and he did.
A roup of men came to build a well and later Nya found out that the men were the tribes worst enemy: the Dinka. ”
“Two different stories and perspectives of Sudan beginning 23 years apart. Salva and Nya share their stories of struggle and perserverance.”Baxter Burgundy wrote this review Wednesday, November 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Based on real experiences of Salva Dut, this book is a ggod and fast read. It is informational for those not familiar with the civil war in Sudan and it pulls two seemly different stories together for a comforting conclusion.”Mrs. Porter wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is about a kid named Salva. Salva is a boy who lives in Africa in a tribe called the dinka. This book takes place in Africa. There are two main characters in the book Slava and Nya, But they live in different times. Salva lives 1985 and Nya lives 2008. This book is a good book to read if you enjoy stories that talk about two different people in the same world. This book seemed interesting to me. I would recommend it to you. If it were me I probably would not prefer this book as something to read on my free time.
“Marc A Long Walk to Water 10/23/13
Have you ever had war right next to you, people dieing in front of your eyes? Starving and thirsty? Well in this book many of these things happen around many hard times. This story is based on to kids who grow up in not a very good childhood. There is war, seperation and many other situations. Nya has to walk 8 miles everyday for water. Salva suffers from seperation. What sad things or… good things happen toward the end of the two kids? Find out by reading this book.”
“A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park is based on a true story. The main character is a little girl called Nya who lives in Sudan. She has to fetch water everyday which is very hard because she has to walk hours to the well. The school that they go to is also really far. I think that this book is not for you if you like books that are adventures and have a lot of action in it. I was disappointed with this book because I like adventures books that have a lot of action in them. I also think that this book isn’t for you if you like books that are happy. To conclude this review I didn’t like this book.
“A Long Walk To Water is a heartfelt book by Linda Sue Park. It is a moving tale of two stories in the same place taking place but 23 years apart. Nya Walks for eight hours everyday just to get water for her family. Salva is a "Lost boy" stuck in a terrible war. On a journey through africa to find his family through war grounds. Both taking place in Sudan. Two kids, two hard journeys. Each driven by hope. Both stories connected by one thing. Determined kids hoping for a chance to survive. Both driven by hope and love for their families. I would recommend this book.
“A Long Walk to Water takes place in two different time periods with two different characters. Salva is a young boy whose story takes place in 1985, when there was a war in Sudan. He had to flee from Sudan to different refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. He tells his true story about what it is like to have nowhere belong and to survive a war. The other character we learn about, is Nya, a girl from 2000 who spends her days walking to the pond to get dirty water for her family. Even though these characters are from different time periods, their paths cross in an important way. I liked how instead of talking about Salva the whole time, the author had both characters' stories and then both of their points of view when they meet each other.”C. Jacobs<3 wrote this review Saturday, October 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Have you ever been walking for miles not knowing where you are going to end up, with no family, starving? Salva in the book A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is experiencing this. One day Salva hears gunshots at school. All of the children come running out. The war has begun. Salva never gives up hope of finding his family and somehow, after 20 years of surviving the war, he does. While all this is happening, Nya is walking for miles to get to a well to get dirty water for her family. One day, Salva decides he wants to do something big, and help people. He wants to do something that doesn't have to be for his own people. Nya is super happy!”Rebecca P. wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No