Book 47 of 2015 is A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park.
It tells the story of a young boy who went through the ethic cleansing of South Sudan and the lost boys who walked east to a safe haven in Africa. It also tells the story of a young girl and the joy of a water well.
This is quite heartbreaking but also uplifting. We can not hide from the fact that this happens now while we live comfortably in the first world.
4 wells out of 5.
Should I read this? We all should. People think the last atrocities happened in the WWII but they happen now.
What did I learn? The terror of a child is something you can not imagine. You can only read through it and wish it never happened.
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