A Long Walk To Water By Linda Sue Park

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In the historical fiction novel A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, a boy named Salva escaped from his village after the rebels attacked. Before the rebels took over Salva’s village he went to school everyday. Each day after school his mother would always be waiting for him at home with a bowl of warm milk. In the historical fiction novel The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, a girl named Parvana lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the Taliban rule. Before the Taliban took over Parvana’s town, it was a very beautiful city with restaurants, movie theaters, and shops. Parvana and her sister Nooria went to school, and both of her parents worked. Parvana’s family was very rich and lived in a mansion with servants. Parvana’s father was healthy, …show more content…

Salva had to run away from his village and he was separated from his immediate family. During Salva's journey he met his uncle. He also made a friend, Mariel. Tragically, a short time after Salva met him, Mariel got eaten by a lion. Salva’s luck just kept getting worse. His uncle was shot right in front of Salva’s eyes. After the death of Salva’s uncle, the men that Salva was traveling with started acting mean to Salva because they had looked up to his uncle, but now that his uncle was dead the men thought that Salva would just slow the group down. Finally, after a lot of walking, Salva made it to the Itang refugee camp, only to be chased out by an army six years later. The army brought everyone to a river and started shooting. Luckily, a boy grabbed Salva’s neck, which brought Salva under the water. If this boy wouldn’t have done this the bullet that hit the boy would have instead hit Salva and Salva would have died. Salva traveled with a group of boys to another refugee camp called Kakuma. Salva hated Kakuma. It was in the middle of a desert, there were fences of barbed wire enclosing the camp and people would often sneak into the camp and steal from the refugees. Since Salva hated this camp so much he decided, after two years, to go to another camp called Ifo. There, Salva made another friend named Michael who taught Salva English and, also, how to play …show more content…

One of the first substantial challenges that Parvana faced was that the Taliban arrested her father and took him away because he went to college in England. Because the Taliban didn’t let women go outside alone, Parvana's family had no way of buying and getting food, and they never got fresh air, so they were always grumpy. Since women also weren’t allowed to work, Parvana's family had no way of making money. Because of all of these challenges that Parvana's family faced, her mother was often depressed and sat facing the wall on her toshak for a long time. One day Parvana's family had an idea to send Parvana out into the market dressed up as a boy. Looking like a boy, Parvana was able to bring her family outside so they could get the fresh air that they needed, which put them all in an improved mood. After a few days of working in the market, Parvana met a girl who had been in her class, named Shauzia. She was also dressed up as a boy so she could work. Parvana and Shauzia wanted to make extra money so they could buy small items to sell off of a tray. The only way that Shauzia could think of that would give them a lot of extra money would be to dig up graves. Parvana really didn’t want to do that, but she and her family needed the money so she did it anyway. Their plan worked and Parvana earned a lot more money selling small items off a tray. One afternoon, Parvana came

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