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 12I don't know what I'd say to the little girl because somehow to that kind of wish I can't lie if I said something. It's easy for me to lie to children that ask or say things to me that makes me want to tease them. But from what I believe, things that are serious like what that little girl said makes me fell guilty or pitiful that I can't really do anything about her. I would feel the same as Tree because even little things can makes us feel bigger and better than what we are now.
Chapter 12I think that I would be speechless and don't know how to respond back to this little girl. Of course, I'd feel the same way as Tree felt. I would feel sad and wish that it never happened to this little girl. I know that I don't have the power to heal her but I would do something special for her instead. I would do something that'll make her feel better and happy at least. It's hard to respond back to this kind of sayings like that of the little girl. I've never experienced one in my life but just reading from this book, it felt like I was there, too. The little girl knew that they can’t really give her what she wishes but I think that she wanted to let it out and let Santa know.
In this chapter I see a lot of pain that trees grandfather feels hurt from the war in Vietnam I think that they should thank tree and his grandfather for always being there for the children and I just wonder what does tree feels every time he does this things for his grandfather like put on his shoes his Christmas things like his belt and the hat and carry him to the car I think that he should being enjoying to and if I were his older brothers I would be there on his busy days and try to help tree cause I tried doing this things and it is not easy to do things like that.
Tree was helping grandpa get in his Santa Clause suit. Well, I felt sorry for him when I heard the story of his Christmas in Vietnam. How he couldn't see all the celebrations and had to stay in the hospital. I think he continously want to be the Santa Clause even though his leg is uncomfortable because he watns to make sure that no one has a sad Christmas like him. If I were Tree, then i think I would have done the same. It would be hard to give an absolute answer to the little girls' wishes because I know that this is something i can't do for her and because I know that there's no real Santa Clause. I would feel as how Tree describe because I wouldn't want to take away anyone's hope and I wouldn't want to give a bad answer that would hurt the girls feelings.
I would say that it will be better. I know that I can't heal it or somehow make it better, but at least give her a little hope that she can be healed. Sometimes, the positive minded worth much more than a surgery. I know I'm not the real Santa, but it's not bad to be real Santa for a while, to give a little girl a little hope.