A Long Walk to Water is based on the remarkable true story of Salva Dut, a young man who was one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" displaced from Sudan in 1985 during Second Sudanese Civil War.
His story is truly incredible. What a man of strength. We talk about heroes and bravery, well, Salva Dut is a brave hero for sure. But the thing is, I really am not into Linda Sue Park's books. Well, I have only read two, this one and A Single Shard, but I really didn't like A Single Shard and this one I just didn't like either.
But, I did read Bee-bim Bop and it is an awesome picture book. So maybe I just like her picture books! Next I am going to read Project Mulberry, though because I have heard really good things about it. I am going to say that this book is Good for Dudes though, because it IS good for dudes. I mean, here is the story of an incredible man. It was just the second story that was told in alternating chapters that was bad.
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.