Book Review: A Long Walk for Water

By Linda Sue Park 

5 Stars 

The fascinating book A Long Walk to Water conveys two connected stories. One of the stories is about Nya, a young Sudanese girl who travels long distances to bring her family water. The second story is about Salva, a young child who, as a "Lost Boy" during the Sudanese civil war, sets out on an uncertain journey in search of safety and a brighter future. Through their struggles, the book explores themes of resilience, hope, and the power of water to transform lives.  


It's a powerful and inspiring read that sheds light on the challenges faced by many in Sudan. I highly recommend this book as it shows the reality of the world. It is intriguing and suitable for those who want a quick read. I feel tremendous gratitude and empathy for people worldwide experiencing similar things as an outcome of this book. It makes me realize how fortunate I am to have a wonderful life and not have to always live in fear. The strength and perseverance of these two people are brought to light in this beautiful and enlightening story. This narrative teaches you a lot of lessons. You can learn the resilience of human beings, the value of perseverance in the face of hardship, and the positive effects communities can experience from having access to clean water. The book also emphasizes people's endurance and ability to overcome unimaginably challenging obstacles. This narrative promotes empathy, compassion, and the strength of hope. It's such an amazing story that's worth a read. 


Reviewed by Harini 

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