For English class: Salva's struggles and trials as he tries to survive a war.
Attack on the village of Loun-Ariik
Salva's friend Marial is killed
Salva has to cross the Gilo river full of crocodiles and other risks.
"Gunfire! 'Everyone DOWN!' the teacher shouted"(5) Salva is in school, when the village is caught in the middle of the war between the rebels and the government. Salva and hi classmates are told to get down and then flee the village to avoid being recruited as soldiers.
They believe that Marial was killed by Atuot lions, known to be the fiercest lions in the world, whose territory they are traveling through.
''The River.' they're chasing us towards the river!' Salva knew which river they meant: the Gilo River, which was along the order of Ethiopia and Sudan.''