South sudan 1985, Salva 11 year old boy. He is daydreaming about how he wished he were still at home shooting his bow and arrow or watching the cows. Salva was much ready to go home just thinking about the milk his mom would give him when he got home. Just this would make him hungry. The only reason he was not paying attention was because he already knew most of it and had good grades. This shows salva is a average 11 year old boy wishing that he could go back to earlier days when life was simpler and when he was younger.
Salva hears the loud sound of gunshots going off near his school. Then his teacher yells with her loudest voice everyone run to the bush . Salva took off running with nobody being able to catch him. Salva then realized that he had left his family behind and that there had been an attack on the village. Salva then recognized that this moment would impact his life forever. Salva with no family ran along many people trying to escape the terror that just hadhappen.
Salva had a bad filling about staying in the barn that night with all the other women and children. Salva then woke up to the scene of being alone in the barn, everyone had left him he was now alone in the middle of south Sudan. Salva hears more gun shots from the area that they had just came from, salva then realizes that he will have to carry on the journey on his own. with now help or guidance.
Salva is with a big group of other wondering were is family could be or if they were still alive when he hears the sound of someone calling his name. Salva turns to see the face of his own family his very own uncle. Salva is now with his uncle in tears of happiness so excited to see someone he recognized someone he loved. salva is lost with but now knows some of his family is still alive.