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 14I think Tree said that to his mother becasue it seems to me that the mother is always stressed and angry that when she can't take it anymore, she just cries. So I guess he meant that just because it's a little thing doesn't mean you have to get worked up by it. I thinkk that statement mans to Tree's family is that they have been going through tough times since the divorce and they have to at least have some hint of happiness through all that work. Probably without Tree, then there would be anyone in the family to get along with each other anymore.
I think the boys are really pressuring their mom with everything that is going on in there life’s and I think that they all should let everything out and just say what each and every one of them have to say cause its everyone not only their moms that have a problem it is all of them that has a problem and if it stays like that it will ruin everyone’s Christmas and reputation for the family and that will suck cause knowing that Christmas with a family problem and no one will have the spirit of Christmas in them.
When Tree and his brothers are with their mom, I think it's nothing better. Well, their mom tries to have some sort of talk. I was thinking, 'This is what I've been waiting for!', but it didn't turn out as I expected. Instead of talking about how sad they were and understanding their feelings, they were all mad at each other again. I think they're still not ready to face all of this, but they will have to do it sooner or later. I think Tree tells his mom to laugh, because she's already been so stressed so far, and she has to let it out. But it would be a much better idea to let it out by laughing than letting it out by crying. I think the statement Tree tells his mom means sort of like let's take a break and think all over about this situation.
I think he meant that laughing can ease the pain. If you don't laugh, it's always going to be there. Also I think that it means laughing leaves you with a positive attitude and thinking. It makes you forget about your angerness on that thing. I know that Tree's mom has been through a lot and she have to laugh for at least sometime. She can't just stay so blue all the time. I think Tree was trying to help out his mom feel good. He doesn't want the mom to always think negative about it. She should laugh and enjoy it.
I think Tree said that because he knows that his mom is stressed out and having hard time. He told her to laugh because he thinks it's the best way to get rid of her sadnesses. And he knows that she should get over it. If you cry because you're sad, the sadness stays with you. You should think positive and be strong to get over it and be happy