A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (2010)
Review by Manpreet- Grade 11
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Rating: 10 out of 10
The novel, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is deserving of ten stars. This book shows hope, persistence, violence, war, love, peace, survival, hope, fear, and more. In this book, both Salva and Nya face several problems in their life, but they still decide not to give up and to be determined. Nya is a young girl who walks miles away from her village in search of water that is not even clean.
On the other hand, Salva is a young boy who got separated from his family due to war and had to walk endlessly to survive and to find his family. Both suffered a lot in their early life.
Something that I liked about this book is its format and the characters’ development. You never know what will happen next and how the characters’ life might change forever. Because of the plot twists, I could not wait to flip the pages of the book to discover what will happen next, and how will this impact the characters in the book. Overall, this book has an excellent theme and is very heartwarming, which makes this book worthy of ten stars.
I would recommend this book to any young adult because it teaches everyone a powerful lesson that encourages people to be strong and never give up. Also, this novel addresses a serious global issue that everyone should take action against.