In the process of becoming a nationally ranked runner and seeing running as a sport, Lopez had to learn other things about life in the USA as well as life in a country not ravaged by civil war. Despite the horrific years in the Sudan, Lopez emerged through it all as a well adjusted young man that manages to keep an optimistic outlook on life.
The book is full of humor and a strong belief in the good of humanity and through it all shows the reader how resilient the human spirit can be. Even if Lopez was not a nationally ranked runner, this book would be worth reading just to expose outsiders to the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of a young boy and contrast these years to the life most of us take for granted in the USA.
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