Walking Home is a truly motivating story that shows you how important family can be and that they will not be around forever. The two main characters in the story are Muchoki and Jata, who try to find their mother’s family, which she left years before to get married and have children. The only problem is both Muchoki and Jata’s parents have died. Now they both must make an over 200-kilometer trip across Kenya to try and find the people that were related to them, but that they had only heard of and not met. During this journey many people help them such as a Sargent, who had helped Muchoki and Jata from going to separate orphanages when their parents passed. Omolo who had given them oranges, a ride, and a safe place to sleep. Wilson and his son provided care for the night, and two matatu (bus) conductors provided a way of travel besides walking. And finally a young girl who also had no parents and lived in an orphanage provided a shelter in a shed which was in the backyard of the orphanage for the night.
All in all I thought Walking Home was a great book and shows determination toward your goal pays off.
|Page Count||304 pages|
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