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نی‌آ، یک دختر 11 ساله است که در روستایی کوچک در سودان جنوبی با خانواده‌اش زندگی می‌کند. نی‌آ در هفت ماه از سال باید هر روز مسیری طولانی را پیاده طی کند تا به برکه‌ای در نزدیکی روستایشان برسد و برای خانواده‌اش آب بیاورد. در فصل‌های خشک، نی‌آ و خانواده‌اش به اردوگاهی در کنار یک دریاچه می‌روند و نی‌آ آنجا باید کف دریاچه را با دستانش بکَند تا مقدار کمی آب گل‌آلود به دست بیاورد.
سلوا، پسری 11 ساله، در مدرسه است که صدای شلیک و انفجار می‌شنود. معلمش به سلوا و دوستانش می‌گوید که فرار کنند و به روستایشان برنگردند چون برایشان خطرناک خواهد بود. سلوا از خانه و خانواده‌اش می‌گریزد و خیلی زود به گروهی از مردان که آنها هم دارند از جنگ فرار می‌کنند می پیوندد، اما سلوا یک روز بیدار می‌شود و می‌بیند که آنها او را تنها گذاشته و رفته‌اند..


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** spoiler alert ** A Long Walk to Water is a story about 2 characters, Nya and Salva. Nya has to walk many hours a day to fetch water in the blazing heat on the hot, rough surface without shoes. I cant imagine what it is like, I cant handle 30 minutes of intense heat and she can do for hours at a time. It made me think twice about wasting the water that I had or just running the tap when I was brushing my teeth. I made me feel bad about the water and food that I have wasted before. They have to work hard every single day to survive when I have all of these resources inside of my kitchen that I could easily access.

I think that Salvas story was also really shocking to me. He had to escape war, survive the heat, the crocodiles, the lions, the water and food shortages, he had to survive a lot. He almost got blown up and his childhood was ruined and he was always stressed. But if I got a lower grade on my assignment, I would have to face my teachers or my parents when I get home and that to me feels like a lot of stress to me.

I can also relate to Salva because a lot of his loved ones were lost or killed. When my dog died, I was devastated. I couldnt go to school for a couple of weeks. But when Salvas village was lost and his family was either killed or somewhere else, but he had to keep on walking or else he would have died. I couldnt even move or leave the house when my dog died, I cant imagine myself in his shoes.

I really, REALLY liked this book because it poked, prodded and juggled with my heart sometimes, but at the end, it was happy and it made me feel nice. I strongly recommend this book.

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I read A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story written by Linda Sue Park. I think the main theme of this book is that when you are determined you can achieve great things. In this novel it shows two stories of people who both have hard lives and still they are able to live on hope and perseverance. This theme is relevant in our modern world because if you really want to do something you can almost always accomplish it. This book has inspired many people by showing that even when these characters have tough lives they still can have a happy ending because they are determined to reach their goals.
The genre of this book is realistic fiction and it takes place in the eastern part of Africa in the 2000s. The book has two points of view in the story which are through the viewpoints of Nya and Salva. Nya has the job of collecting water for her family. Her family deals with many problems throughout the story like her sister being sick and also the struggle to find water. A surprise visitor comes to her village one day and brings a well to her people. While this is going on Salva’s village had been under attack in the beginning of the story. He runs away into the forest and after a few weeks finds a group with people from his tribe. He then travels to a refugee camp which involves traveling through rough terrain and also losing the only two people he knew. After a few years he travels to another camp in hope of finding his family, who he was separated from. At that camp he is forced to leave through a crocodile infested river. Salva barely crosses that river but when he does he leads a group of boys that had also crossed to the nearest refugee camp. At this camp an opportunity comes up to go to America. Salva is picked as one of the lucky people to live there with a family. Salva still wants to go back to his war torn country after a few year there not only to see a possibly alive family member but also to help his country in this sad time. At the end the two stories collide and Salva is able to see some of his family that turn out to be alive but also help Nya and her village while being there. The author was very knowledgeable about this part of Africa and was able to explain details of the wildlife and weather. Also she did a good job of making you feel like you were there through her descriptions of the sounds and making it very detailed, for instance when Nya is walking through mud and steps on a thorn on her way to get water. Nya and Salva who are the main characters in this book are believable because they experience struggles and pain any other person. I think the author did a good job of describing her characters and when I read the book I was able to picture the characters in my head.
One of the things I liked about ‘A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story is that the endings were always very strong and passionate so it left you off in a happy place but made you want to read more. An example is on page 110, “A step at a time. One problem at a time-just figure out this one problem. Day by day, solving one problem at a time, Salva moved toward his goal.” Another thing I liked about this book is how it used a lot of detail and also used different senses to describe what was happening and the area around them. There is an example of this on page 19, “As the light grew dimmer, the noises of the evening began-the buzz of insects, the rustling of dry leaves, and another sound… voices?” In this sentence hearing is used to tell us that people are coming not just our eyes. What I did not particularly like about ‘A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story is how the two stories were happening at two different times. Salva’s story started about 20 years before Nya’s did so I thought it made Salva have to be more brief in describing his story because he had to cover so much. Also Nya’s story only covered a year so not as much happened where I thought maybe it could have shown a bit more of her lifetime. An example I found was that in most chapters only a page was covering Nya’s story where there was five pages about Salva for he had so much to share. I really liked this authors writing style overall because it was detailed and passionate.
I would recommend this book because it is contains very detailed writing about a place that most people have never been, and also it does a very good job of transporting you into the story. I think people who are interested in life around them and also like adventure should read this book. I would say this because it shows us what other countries may be like right now, but it still is a page turner with lots of thrilling moments.


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I loved this book. I got attached to it emotionally, there were some scenes that even made me cry. The message in this book is so powerful, to never lose hope. This book really showed me how without hope, we could easily perish. Hope is the one thing that kept everyone going during this time, to continue their journey. To make it to the end, to live their lives to the fullest, and to accomplish the task of getting through the war together.

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Are you into books that you can lose yourself into? If you answered yes then a long walk to water is a perfect book for you, this is a very emotional book that is based on a true story.This book is a historical fiction by Linda Sue Parks.

***Spoil Alert***

This book is about two people lives who are both 11 years old.The story takes place in 2008 and 1984 and in Southern Sudan this is were our first character named Salvas problems begin because of a war that is going on Salva was separated from his family and his village.When the war was just starting Salvas was at school when he had to leave his village because it was not safe. So Salva had to walk with a group to find safety,into that group had left him because he was to young and the group had believe that he will slow them down. The conflict in the story is person vs society because I believe that when the group have left him he was fighting society and also because of the war which would be considered society he was separated from his family.Now with the life of Nya it very different but is still a hard enough life like salva.Nya story start off by telling us that she has to go and collect water that is a 4 hour walk for her family. Later on in the Nya has to face a problem her self and not that she has to walk 4 hours but her sister gets sick and the cause of that was the water,that same water Nya bring about home.Later on in the story the story combined Salva ends up helping Nya and her tribe.....

I think that the author had wrote this story in to separate ways because (my opinion) is that she wanted to show to separate live and their problems and how they the story at the end,ends coming together and helping the main characters in a very big way that really effects the story.I just wish that in the story it would have add a little more to it cause it was so interesting that I didnt want it to end the way it did.

I was surprised when salva ended up at Nya village it felt like a really big twist I feel that the author did really good writing the book that really had caught me by surprise.The part I didnt like about this book was that I felt that salva story was very sad because his main problem was the war and losing his family his best friend get eaten by a lion and his uncle gets shot.Now I am not saying nya story wasnt as sad but this story just had me with so much mix emotion.

I rated this book a 3 because I loved how it gave a really good twist I just had thought that maybe the author could have put a little more information and I didnt really enjoy the story being very sad and then some thing nice\good happens and then some thing sad happen again but other then that I really enjoyed the book the character and mainly that big twist. I would recommend this book to anyone who are in to sad books and who love a good twist to it.

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I asked a Sudanese boy, from a previous school I worked, if after graduation he planned to go back to Sudan. He said, @I dont know. You have many tribes in America and get along. You dont kill leader... even if you disagree.@ He was one of four @lost boys@ that the school sponsored and this young mans story was one of resilience and courage. He lost an eye to an infection while walking across the desert and watched the bombing of his familys house - with them inside - leaving him an orphan. His story echoes that of Salva Dut Arrik, the true story of a young man who faced the horrors of Sudans Civil War and the uncertainty of immigrating to another country.

Salva Dut Ariik was at school in 1989 when soldiers came shooting their rifles. He fled into the bush just before a bomb annihilated the school he occupied minutes earlier. A group of people reluctantly let him travel with them, but after one night Salva woke to find the group, not wanting to be burdened by a young eleven-year-old, had left without telling him. Striking out on his own, he met his uncle by chance in another group. Mariel, a boy his age, was in the group as well, and the two became friends as they traveled to a refugee camp. After tragedies and violence, Salva found a new home in the United States.

Nyas story alternates with Salvas as she describes the daily hardship of finding water in 2008. She spends all day hauling water back and forth. The contaminated water caused dysentery in many and she could not go to school or her family would die of thirst. When Salva and her story connect it gave me a deeper appreciation for water and the opportunity to freely learn at school.

Written for grade 5 and up, the author doesnt make this tale too frightening or graphic but focuses on how Salva survives each day with courage. There are deaths and shooting, but only shots are heard by Salva or he sees blood on the ground. Only one episode describes a boy (not one Salva knew) who was shot in the neck during a frantic river crossing with soldiers shooting at refugees. The straightforward and simple writing helps to not overwhelm young readers emotions. This is a terrific tale of hope.

Reading Level 5.0

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