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.
Chapter 26It's so nice that Avi brought Amy to Mount Masada. He finally gets Amy to learn about his people and history of their ancestors! Maybe, that will get Amy to think more deeply next time about others rather than just attacking them head on. I was right! Amy began thinking about what her safta said, I knew she would have inner thoughts about things, especially when it is important. I feel as though I should do the same, doing that is part of my life after all.
I never thought that Amy would actually say to herself that she had once had ancestors here on mount Masada. What I see in my perspective is that Amy is starting to come to her senses and put the words all together and really understand what exactly what her Safta was trying to make HER understand. I really think that Amy should consider taking in religion whether her mother wanted her to or not. She has every right to do as she wishes when it comes to religion, if I may say so myself. I like how it touched her when Moron mentioned it about Masada being a very sacred place. I really think Amy does have a place here to fit in, not that I didn’t think it in the first place. I don’t know what to say about this really, cause there is no simple way to explain what I really think about this chapter.
Amy visits Mount Masada. She feels something touching her heart while she sees the beautiful mountain as she's climbing. When she hears the story of the war with Romans, she's shocked. I think she's also proud of the Jews at the same time. Amy's starting to learn and realize the importance of history and Israel. She understands how much her friends and family love thier homeland. I'm glad she finds out the reason to be here. Safta's words were a big help to Amy in finding this reason.
I can tell that Amy is really interested in learning about the history of her ancestors. I'm happy that Avi brought Amy to Mount Masada. I think it made Amy to look deeper into what she's seeing here in Mount Masada. She feels like she's a part of these people. She just has to find it within her heart like her Safta said earlier in this chapter. I can tell that she's very grateful that she came to this place. I think it will help her to find out what she's part of. I can see that that Amy is starting to take things seriously. Now that she's finding the missing part of her, she's widening out more than before. She feels like she belongs here and that she's thankful that she's learning about it.
Chapter26I never believed that Amy was eager in knowing more about her history. I feel happy for her because she is actually changing things in her life. Even though her mom and dad aren't together she still loves them after all they are her parents. Also she is actually getting to know more about the history. Things that she has been through a lot, like arguments between her and Ron as well as Avi and O'snat. I feel that Safta did the right thing by telling Amy how she would know more about the history. I mean she really got good advice from someone she really knew.
Yes, Another opportunity came to Amy to know more about herself, her country, her roots, and her "people" ; I wished she gets to explore more about her history, and now it comes! Personally, I think it's a shame to not know your background and culture. You should be more intrested in practicing your very own traditions, and remember them in your heart. I was afraidAmy might have been those people who don't realize the importance of knowing their history, but I'm glad she looked into herself again. This will be a significant point of her life that will change the course of her future. I hope she takes Safta's words of "Being Jewish is more in your heart than in your mind" anywhere she goes and cherish it within her soul.
Chapter 26The gang take’s a trip to Mount Masada. Mount Masada is a mountain where the Jews resided to get away from all the torturing the Romans had them encounter and it also said that the Jews committed suicide because they couldn’t climb down. Eventually the Romans find a way to go to the top. I think this part of the story really touches Amy because she learns about her ancestors and she even states in the book that this trip and all the obstacles she endured during her summer vacation made her future bright and clear.