In the beginning, Salva felt scared. Salva and his class were running from gun fire at the school. Salva thought to himself, what was going to happen next, where is my family.
Throughout the middle, Salva had turned from being scared to being brave. Salva had found a group of people who had been trying to make it to a safe place as well. Eventually, the group had faced a grant river that Salva had got over and only a few others.
Near the end, Salva turned into becoming hopeful. Salva had gotten an email from his cousin saying that his father was alive. Salva then felt hopeful and immediately arrived in Africa. He found out that his dad was sick. Salva knew that there was still hope in his family.