Salva is 11 years old living in South Sudan. Salva is daydreaming about him and his brothers hunting, in the desert. He is learning Arabic in class.
As Salva is day dreaming he hears gun shots and so does his class. then they hear more gun shots and the teacher tells them to get in the bush ( The Woods).But Salva wants to go home.
First Marial now my uncle
As Salva is walking with the group he just met. He found a boy named Marial they had a lot in common. This is important because they had similar story-lines. This shows Salva being happy for the first time mainly because he was lonely. But Marial later died To a lion.
After Salva meets Marial,Salva meets his uncle who he hasn't seen in years.This is his first sign of family since the day it started the shooting. Salva's uncle had a rifle he kept in from the army. So Salva thought he knew where his family was but he didn't.
At this point Salva and his group have passed the desert. While they were walking they ran into a Neur group that robbed them. Then later they shot the group's leader aka Salva's uncle.At this point Salva finds out he will be on his on forever.
After a while Salva is 22 years old he is now in Kenya. But his refugee camp started putting up papers of names of people going to America. After a few days he saw his name and saw he was going to New York.