The Pioneer Woman wrote a post about The Giving Tree, which inspired me to write a brief little note about how I think the boy in that book is a complete jerk.
It is still a lovely story about unconditional love, but that doesn’t change the fact that that boy is awful. He takes, takes, TAKES, and the Giving Tree gets so very little in return (also brings to mind that domestic violence classic from Oliver!, “As Long as He Needs Me“). Maybe I’m extremely sensitive because I feel like I am a Giving Tree in a world of Taking Boys.
How do you feel about The Giving Tree?