In the beginning of the book, Salva was a normal kid sitting at school wating to go home not knowing that a war was about to happen. Salva and his class heard gunshots and their teacher told them to get into the bush but Salva ran off with other people running. This is found on page 6-9.
In the middle of the book, Salva witness his Uncle's own death by six men from the enemy army and Salva try to get to the refugee camp in Ethiopia so he could be safe and away from the war. This is found on page 62-63.
In the end of the book, Salva raises money and food for people in South Sudan and with the money that he raised he started to make wells for people to have clean water so people don't get sick like his father did. This is found on page 111-115.