Saipan Southern High School book club members and other island teens discuss their books of interest by writing their thoughts about the book choice of the month.
I think Brittany wasn’t strong for Max. If I ever had a baby at a young age, I wouldn’t give him/her up for adoption, I wouldn’t want my child to think I didn’t love them. To me she made it seem like Max was a mistake! In the book she said she could see herself like this, she sounds so self-centered. Sam has a good heart for taking Max even if he knew he couldn’t raise a child. I also think Mrs. Ames brainwashed Brittany to give up Max for adoption. She was so concerned with the hospital bill and the money for the diapers, it’s obvious that she didn’t want Max and that she wanted Brittany to live baby-free so she can start a new life and put this behind her. Well, I don’t think that’s possible. I think Brittany’s family is crazy.
On chapter 16, it was really interesting for me to read. I finally know what happened to Brittany, Max’s mom. It really made me frustrated when Brittany and her parents decided to give up the baby, Julian, well actually Max. I think that they could’ve just do what Sam is doing right now with Max. You know… Like go to an alternative high school and both Sam and Brittany’s parents could help out with Max. I completely understand the whole point of why Sam is so angry. I too, would be angry if I were in his situation. I would never want to give my baby up for adoption. I wouldn’t just want to hold my baby and then give it away to some other couple. This chapter made me want to keep reading this book even more.
When the time Brittany was not so happy about the existence of Max, I felt bad about it but..on the other hand, I understood her decision, not being responsible for the baby.Because all these incidents happened suddenly, there were not so many choices she could choose when there were things she wanted to accomplish. And when Sam said he's going to take care of Max, I thought he made a right decision
I think that it’s very immature for someone to give up their baby. I think that Mrs. Ames probably pushed her to give up Max for adoption, and I think it’s not right because she has a family that can support the baby. Unlike Sam, who wants Max and not want him to be put into another family. Despite their effort, I guess it would be greedy and selfish for someone to keep the baby, instead of giving something what is better for Max. I wouldn’t give my child up for adoption no matter what; I want to raise my son up my own self.
Chapter 16 well on this chapter maybe it will be base on max going for adoption and I think birtany`s mom don’t to make nax be on adoption and sam don’t want his son to be adopted well that’s what I think will happen on this chapter
Chapter went back to the past and they had an issue about Max. And I think Brittan’s mom and Brittany don’t really care about Max. They are thinking about an adoption for Max, I mean how could you give up your baby that easily? I think her mom is the one who force Brittany to give up Max. Maybe her mom wants to get rid of the baby. But Sam was different, he asks Brittany to give him the baby because he is the father of him and he doesn’t want his child goes to another parent. It definitely shows that Sam have a heart on Max.
I dislike Brittany, yes, I mean it, whatever what she think about or what life she want, but, just she can’t give Max up, because, she is mother, how can she give up her baby, if she doesn’t needs this child, why want to give birth to him, and then don’t be one’s turn some of the mother loves to him. I just dislike, I never think about how she can do it, never, I think Sam idea is just like me. And in this chapter, Sam does so good, because just like he say, he is a father.
I misconstrues Sam. Because he’s not taking care to baby. But his really care to baby I live this chapter. And this part “give him to me, I don’t’ give him to stranger. Give him to me I don’t want this baby to just go away. He’s sad I like this….and really cool and good. He is think about baby and Brittany. His choose right If were Sam. I say to Same speech. Give to me. That is my baby that~^^. But…now I’m not really say. So, I change think to Sam. Really say. So, I change think to Sam.
Giving up your child for adoption is easy. Thats IF YOUR HEARTLESS! Even if I were Brittany's age I would give my child up for anything. Sam is strong. I am happy & proud of him. Hopefuly things will work out and he will stick to it. Its a 24/7 job, but I believe in Sam. Through what I've been reading, Sam is a good father. Hes trying his best. When he makes a mistake, his stands back up and tries again. He loves Max so much, and it really shows. When Max gets older, he should look back and give his father props for what he did. Being a single parent is not easy at all.
In this case it really shows that brittany is really regreting Max. Thats her baby and it shows and proves that she don love her baby..IOm gonna be uin brittany shoes pretty soon at a point that I will have my baby at the age of fifteen. But never did I think of making people adopt their baby. Now I see how much a caring and loving father SDam is. Better he just end up with claire because she love and cares for Max even though its not her child. Brittany didnt thionk that she might regret someday that she did tjis to her baby. She didnt even care how her baby would feel if Max found out what she wanted to do.HER AND HER FAMILY IS CRAZY..!!!
In this chapter I think that Brittany wasn’t really brave enough to keep Max. If I was in that position I would just keep the baby I wouldn’t give him up. I wouldn’t want my children to grow with no Father. Brittany made seem like Max was a mistake. I could tell that Brittany is really regreting it now. If Brittany keep Max and stayed with Sam they would live a better life with no stress.
Chapter 16:This chapter got me pissed off a little bit because Brittany’s mom is so mean. I think that Sam is getting tired of her and wants to tell her off, but he doesn’t. I think that when Sam heard that they were going to give the baby up for adoption he just had to go over to Brittany’s house and talk to her about it. I know that Sam didn’t want to give the baby up because he was shocked. I think that Sam is really responsible because he is just not going to give his baby up to a stranger.
Chapter sixteen: Everyone thought that Brittany would keep the baby, they thought wrong. In chapter sixteen of “Hanging on to Max”, Sam’s father got a phone call. Brittany’s mom called saying Brittany isn’t going to keep the baby after all. I think that Brittany is just being selfish; she could have as much fun as she wanted then she gets pregnant she doesn’t want to take care of the baby, she’d rather have no responsibilities. Luckily Sam was a caring father, he took Max from her and got custody of him while she moves to Boise for a better life.
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