A Long Walk to Water

The Reason to Read Linda Sue Parks' Novel

Linda Sue Parks has been writing novels since the mid '90s ( "Linda Sue Parks Biography"). She has been writing since the age of four, and is a very experienced and professional writer. Her variety of books offers a wide selection of topics to choose from and each and every one of her plots are well thought out and planned. Linda Sue Parks has written twelve novels ("Linda Sue Parks").

A Little About the Author

Linda Sue Parks

Linda Sue Parks was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago. She is the daughter of Korean immigrants and has been writing poems and stories since the age of four. Linda went through school and wrote more poems, and then she went to Stanford university and competed for the gymnastics team. Linda graduated and married an Irishman and had two children. She taught English in London, then moved back to the USA and wrote her first children's novel called "Seasaw Girl" in 1997. She began writing more novels and eventually wrote books such as "A Long Walk to Water".

A Long Walk to Water Quotes

  1. “One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through.” ("A Long Walk to Water Quotes")
  2. “If he were older and stronger, would he have given water to those men? Or would he, like most of the group, have kept his water for himself?” ("A Long Walk to Water Quotes")
  3. “He was floating with his head down, blood streaming from a bullet hole in the back of his neck.” ("A Long Walk to Water Quotes")

The Reason to Read "A Long Walk to Water"

A Long Walk to Water is a New York Times best seller and is a true novel about a boy named Salva and his struggle to run from the ongoing war. The plot takes many twists and turns and is very suspenseful and you can picture the scenes that are taking place because of the great detail Linda Sue parks embeds im the story. The story also tells about a girl named Nya and her problem to find water every day.