(I had bought this book for my 10year old son. Below is the review written by him):
"A long walk to water gives readers a closer look on how life is in the poorer countries. It tells the stories of two different children in different parts of Sudan: Salva and Nya.
Salva is a Sudanese boy who, when gunfire breaks out while he's at school, is forced to go on the run due to the civil war - leaving his family behind. The story focuses on the heart wrenching details of his journey.
Nya is a young girl whose story takes place several years after that of Salva. Also a child living in Sudan. Nya's job is to make very long journeys to fetch water for their family
They face many hardships but always overcome them in some way. it shows us about the true life of the refugees and orphans. It is well written and captivates the reader through the various emotions of the characters.