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 7Mom actually made Tree go over to his father’s house for the welcoming party. I know how she feels at this moment. I had a feeling that mom wishes that this never happened, the divorce and everything. Tree had a really great impact on this because he’s the one who has to go through all of this and everything. He just doesn’t know how to deal with it yet. So at the party, he met up with grandpa. I can tell how happy he is right now. Somehow, Tree and grandpa can read each other’s mind and feelings. This is what happens when you’re very close to someone. You know how they feel when they are hiding it. I know that Tree wanted mom to be there too. Also, I know that mom is really sad as well as dad. They are trying their best to make everything go well for Tree. I know that Tree is really hurt deep down inside and he wishes that everyone can be together on Christmas. I think that Tree will look up to his grandpa for help and comfort. I know that grandpa is willing to do so. If my parents were in a divorce situation like Trees’, I think I would know how Tree’s mother would feel especially my mom. It’s sad to see mothers in this kind of situation.
So trees mom made some brownies fir his grandfather and I think that is cool because they haven’t I such a long time and they had a very mature talk and I think is cool because they haven’t seen each other since a long time an when his mother saw him she was kind of touch and she started to cry and that is very touching to see your mom to cry it really hurts to see that happen to her. I think all of the people in any family should be treated with respect and love even care.
Chapter 7The family, except for the mother seems to enjoy the new home food delivery contraption that Tree has made. I used to love trying to make machines when I was younger. But I ended up not making anything useful since I only like creating things that I thought of rather than something people can use in their daily lives. But at the same time Tree wishes there are ways to get stronger after his parents just had a divorce and I think he should just forget what happened during that day and get over it. I would if that happened. But to Tree, it just can’t seem to get away. If only he could understand that things like that happens and he should let time fly by and see what would happen in the future. I think the mother is very hard working and it always seem as if her schedule is very busy even though it doesn't look that way.
Tree’s mom is giving him brownies for his grandpa. Just because you are still young and your parents got divorced doesn’t mean that you’re the only person that’s hurt. I think Tree’s mom is having harder time than Tree. Especially because her children are changing. It would be shocking to hear that your parents are divorced, but that doesn’t make your mom and dad not your mom and dad. But it’s different for the parents. When they divorce, they lose a family. They are just pretending to be strong because they need to live for the children. I think Tree is still not mature enough to think about someone other than him. All he can do now is to live a harder life and rely on his grandpa until it gets better. His grandpa is practicing to make himself walk, and I hope he will eventually be able to walk. I think Tree's mom is a strong person. She loves her children and tries to understand how they feel because of the divorce. I think her actions and emotions are justified because of the divorce because she doesn't even get mad at her kids because she feel sorry to them and she really sad because they can't spend time together. If my mom was divorced, I think I would sort of be like Tree. It would be hard for me to treat my parents like before because it's all changed. But I'll try to understand them eventually because I love my parents.
Should there be some actions that are justified because of the divorce. But no matter she's divorcd or not, she still loves Tree. Divorce doesn't mean that they no longer love their child. If my mom was divorced, I'm not sure how I would act like, but at least I won't make her even more sad.