In the beginning, Salva was scared when his school got attacked by the rebels. He kept asking where his parents were and didn't know what was happening.
Salva was a leader when he led a lot of young boys to Kenya. He became a leader because he was one of the older boys.He learned how to be a leader before his uncle died.
In the end, Salva was curious when he got to New York to eat. He wasn't used to the technology but made a company to help and get clean water to South Sudan. He learned how to work hard and to never give up.