In my class, we read a book called Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Me and most of my class really enjoyed this book because it told a story about how kids can be really strong but also about losing family and how to stay strong. This book is taking to people’s stories and putting in one but only one was a true story. The one with the true story is a boy named Salva he lived in southern Sudan, 1985, there was a war where he lives so he had to leave his family he faced a lot of challenges but he got through it. Then the other story about a girl named Nya lived in southern Sudan, 2009, she would have to walk a lot to just get a bucket of clean water. She also went through a lot, but trust me the ending is amazing.
My reflection on this book is that it gave me a lot of different emotions but the part that stuck to me the most is when the kid got on top of his back cause he couldn’t swim but the kid got shot, that kid saved his life. isn’t that something. Also when Salva had been left alone he found he found his uncle and then a few months later some hunters came to his tribe and strapped his uncle to a tree and shot him.
Some good things that happened were that Salva never gave up on himself he missed his family and his uncle but he knows they would want him to push through and that is exactly what he did he pushed and pushed and made it to a safe refuge camp in Canyon.
I think that the author is trying to teach us that people should accept what you have cause some people might not be as lucky as you. A symbol of the book is that you don’t get everything you want. I wouldn’t spoil the ending but this book is probably the best book I’ve ever read. I recommend. This book made me think of how I’m so lucky to go to school to see my parents every day to feel safe and not scared, this book taught me that maybe not everybody has the chance to do that.