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A Long Walk to Water

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Aweso,e book

This book was amazing with a little vilonce in it. Most events in the book did happen. This book is told by two people from diffrent times ( years ) and in the end meet up. This was a GREAT book!!!!! READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by 5609672 on March 7, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I think this book is helpful, because it describe about how Afri

I think this book is helpful, because it describe about how Africa life are shows about the Africa life is very hard. This book can remind people have the compassion, and then the people will help people on Africa. This book is talk about the true story, Nya need walk a...
I think this book is helpful, because it describe about how Africa life are shows about the Africa life is very hard. This book can remind people have the compassion, and then the people will help people on Africa. This book is talk about the true story, Nya need walk all day to get the water from the pound. Salva leave his home to the refugee camp because of war and he have chance to go to the U.S. to get new life. When he find his father still alive, he had make the decision to all Africa people have better life and his biggest problem is water. So he decide build the pond on different village. I think people should go to help people on Africa.
I had learned some from this book, Salva had given me a spirit that is don’t give up, work step by step. This book can also motivate people at the U.S. are from Africa. They will work harder and try harder to try to go back their country help people over there.
In the book, the most impression part to me is the ending, because the two stories become the one. I think people should go to read this book, because should not just stand their own world. They should see different world on different place, and this shows different life styles between America and South Sudan. 
Compare other book I had read, such as: The Alchemist, The Great Gatsby and so on. It is good story, but this book let me feel little boring and the story is so straight, don’t like story as The Alchemist had different feeling change at different part.
I would like to recommend this book to other people who may just only care about themselves; even I don’t like it very much. But it is good story, so I will give 3 starts to this book.

posted by Thu on November 8, 2013

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    a long walk o awsomness!

    thhe book is cool becuase it is rold by two different people - both enemies. one comes bach and helps the other!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Black eyed susan books

    This year we had a lot of great books I think this is a really good book and inspirintal!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Pssst!

    I ended up loving this book! It was a short but sweet read! :D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    My Review

    I loved this book because it maade sense. The two lives matched up. First you hear the story of Nya then you hear about Salva. Salvas timeline goes up while Nyas stays the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    The Book "A Long Walk to Water" is about eleven-year-o

    The Book "A Long Walk to Water" is about eleven-year-old boy Salva Dut Ariik. About his life. How he survived during 12 years and he lost a lot of important things and people in his life. His life changed from good to bad. After running to the bush Salva had a long trip to Ethiopia. I wondered how can people survived in such difficult situation. They spent many days without food and water. It was dangerous trip also.
    I was surprised when I read this book, because I didn't know about situation in South Sudan. I'm very upset about it. After this book, I become interested in South Sudan. And now I have more information about this country. About the war run by Muslims. I think people have the right to choose religion. This is first problem in Sudan. The second one is water. Sudanese always suffer from shortage of water. Their lives depend on water. They don't know how to use electricity and how to flash toilet.
    I advice to read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    A long walk to water

    Really good book had realism, sorrow, and a little bit of violence real eye opener to what is going on in different places

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    This book based on true story talk about two characters. One is

    This book based on true story talk about two characters. One is talk about the girl who walks 8 hours every day fetch the water for her family, but the journey is very difficult there is a lot of thorn on the road and the sun is very hot. I feel so painful just imagine it. The other one is the boy who is lost home boy destined to cover Africa on foot, searching for his family.
    This story described there is a lot of trouble in Sudan and how the people live and during the how difficult life. This story makes me feel so sorry about what I did before. Such as waste water and abandon food. This book pretty good for remind extravagant person and also let us know how we live happiness and fortunately.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Fantastic story

    I loved the ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    No hope for humanity

    This book is amazing. However after reading these reviews I have lost all faith in our education system. Why is it so difficult for so many of you to formulate a capitalised and grammatically correct sentence?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Great book!

    My teacher read this book to the class, and we all LOVED it! The story of Salva actully made my teacher cry! It was a fantastic book. The story of Nya was also very insperational! In fact, the whole 5th grade carried a gallon of water everywhere we went in honor of her! Anyway, back to the point. I couldnt belive how fast Salva grows, an learns English! This is an amazing book and I DEFINITLY reccomed it. But, if you dont really like violence, I would proboly think about buying this book before you actully do, buy it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Skol

    It on my summer reading list should i read it???????!!!!!!! Thanxs for getting me quick answers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    great book

    My son and I read this book together great book for teaching kids about the big world around them. Can't wait to read more from her.

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