A Long Walk To Water Short Story

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“Family is not always about blood. Sometimes it’s about who is there to hold your hand and support you when you need them.” - Unknown. This is true because in tough situations the people that are there for someone when they need a little push to keep going are the true family members. A Long Walk to Water is about Salva, an 11 year old boy, who’s fleeing Sudan during times of war. His family and friends are what really motivates him to keep walking. Night is about Elie Wiesel’s horrifying time in Nazi concentration camps during WW2. His father is the only person he has to cling to throughout his stay in the torturous camps. Both of the books A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and Night by Elie Wiesel show that a big factor in surviving tough times is having family or friends to help along the way. In A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park shows how much Salva uses friends and family to motivate him through tough times. For example, when Salva stubbed his toe, he started crying and giving up because he was already extremely exhausted and this was the breaking point for him. His uncle came to him and helped him keep going. The book reads, “When they reached the bushes, Uncle pointed out a clump of rocks up ahead and told Salva to walk as far as the rocks. After that, a lone acacia… another clump of rocks… a spot bare of everything except sand. Uncle continued this way for the rest of the walk. Each time, he spoke to Salva using his full name. Each time, Salva would
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