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Salva is an 11 year old boy who lives in Southern Sudan. He has two sisters and three brothers; the time period he is in is 1985. There is a war going on between the government and north Sudan. It all started when a law was passed that everyone had to worship Allah, the Muslim God. Of course not many people liked this idea, hence the war.
Then, suddenly, salva hears gunshots and his whole class has to flee. Salva is confused as to what he needs to do. he wants to run home, but is told to stay with the group.
Salva walks with a group yet doesn't know where they are going, where his parents are, and why he can't go home. He is the only child and is worried he will get left behind. They finally find a resting spot to spend the night.
Salva is left by the group, but there is an older lady, who lives in the house by the barn. she will take care of Salva for a few days but needs to get out of Southern Sudan. The lady takes care of Salva and clearly wants to help him. Finally, the day has come for her to leave. Maybe another Dinka tribe will come near.
Luckily, more Dinka came and added Salva to the group. This group was smaller than the firts, getting bigger and bigger each day. Salva eventually met a friend in the group, and things seemed better. then, Salva heard someone call his name...
The guy turned out to be salva's Uncle who was in the war. Salva was relived to see him because that means he wasn't all alone. Salva's friend, Marial sadly disappeared one night as they were sleeping. all the adults know, is that lions are everywhere there.