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 seven was short and kind of boring to me as well. I thought it was awful how Katy’s father came home after working all night trying to save people who were caught in the fire at the flour mill and came home smelling like burning bodies. I also thought it was cruel how the worker’s at the mill having no one else to blame decided to blame to incident on innocent Jacob, who wasn’t even present at the time when the fire took place. The part I found so sad was when there was a fire in New York, in a factory where young girls worked looking to earn a better living for themselves.
Katy heard the news that there was the conflagration in mill and it killed hundreds of people which were mostly girls at age of Peggy. Some of them were younger and some of them were older than Peggy, but there was an eleven years old girl named Mary also. Katy felt sorry for her and she thought that she needed to do something for Mary and prayed for her every nights a while. Katy exactly did something for Mary and her thought itself was so beautiful.
It was a early morning when they heard their phone ringing calling for henry, he immediately dressed and rushed to the hospital. Next morning came henry got in the house he was tired and went to shower, katy was listening to the father when the father was telling the mother that the mill factory burned down because Jacob the boy who couldn’t speak at all but henry also said that he heard other guys that work in the factory say that it was one of the midnight workers who burned it down, people that like to blame don’t have anything in their lives but lie all the time, people like this are nothing to me in my life.
This chapter was kind of boring. There had been a terrible fire at Schuyler’s Mill. And I felt so bad for Jacob because Katy’s father told her wife that some of the men are blame on the Jacob. I think that’s because Jacob was a touched boy and he went to the mill often. And I saw Peggy and Katy were having a lot of conversation. They were talking about Jacob and I think Katy really likes Jacob because she wants him to come and help on the farm. I think Katy believes that Jacob will love to do this job but Peggy knows that farm will be hard to Jacob
CHapter seven was really sa. Its one of the saddest thing i've ever read in my life. I really thought it was scary how Katy's father came home smelling like burned bodies. I would be frightened, i dont think i'd be able to sleep. I really feel bad for the people that has to go through that. the reason i say chapter seven is really sad is because the terrible fire that happened in New York, that killed so many families including young girls at the age of eleven. I think it's pretty generous of Katy to to be praying for the loss ones, especially the young ones.
This chapter for me is kind of boring; it only talks about Katy and Jessie being friends back then when they were both young. It also talks about how Katy got lost and knew they were looking for her. She wanted her friend Jessie to get in trouble. The funny thing about Katy is that she hear them calling for her but she won’t call back or at least answer them, all she did was just lay on the ground and listen to them calling and shouting for her but she won’t let them know that she’s okay. Don’t worry too much they found here and she is safe now.
This chapter just reminded me more about the Triangle Shirtwaist Company and how the people had to jump out of buildings on fire. It’s such a piss off to me that they tried to condemn and say that Jacob was at fault for the Schuyler’s Mill fire. When in fact it was a man who lit his cigarette and the whole place just blew up. At that time, I just remembered that they haven’t set-up those regulations like OSHA and stuff back then. I think they were just ignorant that time and didn’t bothered or knew what would have happened. It’s such a tragic event, especially the factory with all those young girls, burning and jumping out of the buildings. But to even accuse and put the blame on someone and not conduct a proper investigation with proof and witnesses, isn’t fair.