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The Giving Tree

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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Wtf? It's really hard to make me cry, but I couldn't hold back while reading it to DS.

Am I the only one who turned into a pansy while reading it? Lol
by on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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That book always breaks my heart.

It's so, so dark.

My children and I always talk about what makes it so sad.
WesAndNicksMom
by Platinum Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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One of my friends has a page of that tattooed on her feet. It's really cute. That book has always made me cry.
sarbear8508
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:42 PM
Whats it about, I've never heard of it.
Ray-of-Beezy
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:43 PM
The most depressing shit ever! Lol

You just have to read it. It's very short so you can probably find it online.

Quoting sarbear8508: Whats it about, I've never heard of it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:44 PM
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That book sucks. It's about a tree who gave and gave, her apples and branches, etc, until she had nothing left and the boy just took and took without giving anything in return. I threw that book in the trash.

imthatgirl0607
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:44 PM
I have read that book at lwast 200 times to my kids...and yes. Every time.

Infact we own 3 copies.
sarbear8508
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM
Google here I come.

Quoting Ray-of-Beezy: The most depressing shit ever! Lol

You just have to read it. It's very short so you can probably find it online.

Quoting sarbear8508: Whats it about, I've never heard of it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM
Then you missed the point.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

That book sucks. It's about a tree who gave and gave, her apples and branches, etc, until she had nothing left and the boy just took and took without giving anything in return. I threw that book in the trash.

Ray-of-Beezy
by Gold Member on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM
Well that was a waste. You should've donated it.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

That book sucks. It's about a tree who gave and gave, her apples and branches, etc, until she had nothing left and the boy just took and took without giving anything in return. I threw that book in the trash.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 22, 2014 at 8:48 PM

What was the point? This Amazon review sums it up.

 In an interview in the early 60's Silverstein said that he wrote this little book for adults. I remember receiving this book when I was about five years old and it depressed the hell out of me. First off, that ugly little troll of a kid was a brat with a capital B. He later went from being a bratty kid to an ugly, self-centered troll of a man. Talk about taking that little lady (the tree) for a ride! That SOB used her up and used her up but good. And for what? In the end, it didn't even matter and neither one of them were happy. That tree also infuriated me as a kid. Why don't you tell that jerk to take a hike! Why do you let this idiot take advantage of you like this? What kind of friend does that to another friend? The bottom line, this is one of the most depressing books I have ever read. It makes novels like "Crime & Punishment" and "The Jungle" a joy to read. To this day, I still get depressed every time I even see this book. One of my in-laws wanted to buy this book for our new born baby as a gift and I told her that that would be fine as long as it's on his sixteenth birthday.

Quoting Anonymous 2: Then you missed the point.
Quoting Anonymous 1:

That book sucks. It's about a tree who gave and gave, her apples and branches, etc, until she had nothing left and the boy just took and took without giving anything in return. I threw that book in the trash.

 

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