Friday, September 13, 2013


A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Iowa Teen Award Nominee 2013-2014

Book description from Amazon.com:                                                                                                 An emotional novel based on a true story. Nya goes to the pond to fetch water for her family. 
She walks eight hours every day.

Salva walks away from his war-torn village. He is a “lost boy” refugee, destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family and safety.Two young people . . . two stories. One country: Sudan. This mesmerizing dual narrative follows two threads—one unfolding in 2008 and one in 1985—with one hopeful message: that even in a troubled country, determined survivors may find the future they are hoping for.

My 25 cents:
This is probably one of the BEST books I have EVER read!  I can tell you this, if you read this book, you will be thankful for the life you have and the water you (probably!) take for granted!  I truly could not put this book down and I have been thinking about it ever since.  I kept thinking "I could never survive if that were me"...but Nya and Salva don't really have a choice if they want to live.  Read this, you won't be sorry.

(OH!! and it's only 120 pages!)

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