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What is the summary for A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story?

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A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story is a young adult novel (self-proclaimed as based on a true story) about two main characters: Salva and Nya, who live in the Sudan.

In the mid 1980s, Salva falls victim to an explosion in the Sudan.  The bomb goes off when Salva is eleven and in school.  The teacher wastes no time in telling the children to "run."  Following the advice of his teacher, Salva begins walking... and walking and walking.  Leaving his family, Salva heads for the open road alone, but is sometimes joined by others walking with him.  Where is Salva walking?  We learn...

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