A Long Walk to Water is the simplified and fictionalized story of Salva Dut, one of the "Lost Boys" of the Sudanese civil war of the 1980's. His story of survival is interwoven with the story of Nya, a young girl in a Southern Sudanese village without a reliable water source in 2008. A Long Wal...
Unique book following two narratives in Sudan. One in the 80s, the other in the 2000s, both dealing with famine, lack of water, and civil war. You can predict they will eventually run into each other, but you do not know how. Decent, quick read.
I read this book mainly because my son had to read it for school, so I read it with him. Water. We have it in such abundance that we often take it for granted. In this story, told in two narratives, one set in 2008 and the other in 1985, we have Nya, who has to walk for eight hours every day, twic...
Though it be but little it is fierce, is a good description for this book. It isn't lengthy, it moves at a rapid pace and it doesn't provide flowery detail or tons of verbage. This story is short and to the point. Initially I wondered how much impact such a short book, with such forthright language,...
An absolutely beautiful story that brought tears to my eyes. Outstanding. I'm so happy to see this listed as a Battle of the Books read in my community, as I think this is an excellent read for all ages.
I feel this is the younger version of What is the What by Dave Eggers. The switching narratives were great to hold the attention span of middle school children and the cliff-hangers are sure to be nerve-wracking.
I read this in the same weekend I read Dragon Chica by Mai-Lee Chai. The two stories had a vaguely similar storyline - the tribulations of a child or young adult existing through and surviving after being caught up in a war.This book was roughly the third of the length of the other book and yet it w...
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