Salva is an 11 year old boy sitting in school. He lives in south Sudan in 1985. He is daydreaming about his family and the games he will play with them at home. When he is doing this he is not paying attention to his teacher
GET OUT OF HERE !!! GO BACK TO WERE YOU CAME FROM !!!
Suddenly Salva hears something go pow. At first he thought it was a car backfiring. Until her heard rounds of them then he knew it was the rebels. He wanted to run home ,but his teacher said run into the bush.
While Salva was out there all alone with people he did not know he heard a voice say Salva?!! The voice he heard was his uncle Jewiir ! Salva was overjoyed when he saw his uncle this means he was not alone anymore.
Wow ! I am going to america
While Salva was at the refugee camp a large group of soldiers came they were running the refugees out of the camp. The soldiers were trying to get them to go back to Sudan. He heard someone say they were being chased to the river that bordered South Sudan That river was the gilo river .
The Gilo river was known for one thing....CROCODILES!! When Slava got to the river the soldiers started shooting there guns at people. Salva was forced to jump in the river. There was so much blood either from people being shot or being bitten by a crocodile.
Now Salva was on his way to America. He could not wait until he got to New York to see his new family. He knew he would have a better life there.