The Big Wave 3

19 05 2011

In Pearl S. Buck’s novel, The Big Wave, a young Japanese boy named Jiya has just survived a horrible tragedy, but the difficult times have just begun for him.  After losing his whole family and the village he lives in to the tsunami, his body, mind, and heart all have a lot of healing to do.

Make a prediction:  How will Jiya survive and heal from the horrible events of the first part of The Big Wave. 

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108 responses

19 05 2011
Autumn E.

Indeed Jiya will need lots of time to heal. I think he’ll need to feel like he still has a family by staying with Kino, but he’ll also need some time alone to think. Eventually Jiya will start talking little by little. Soon enough he should be a bit more healed. For his body, Jiya just has to rest and eat regularly. These things will all help Jiya heal.

19 05 2011
Thaisha N

I was thinking the same thing. I thought that soon he will learn that Kino’s family is willing to raise him as one of their own and that they will love him with all their hearts.

19 05 2011
bwhitt13

I agree with you and Thaisha, it will take a lot of healing and love but he will eventually heal, I just hope that there isn’t another wave because then I don’t know if he will heal.

23 05 2011
Martina K........

Good reasons. I was also thinking that Kino’s family will be the ones to really help him heal. Like telling him how to heal and feeding him, and giving him a place to sleep. Without Kino’s family i think it would be harder for Jiya to heal. But you’re right, Jiya also needs some alone time to think. 🙂

23 05 2011
SarahL

I do agree with you and how he would need to heal a lot but he will get better soon but still remember what has happen that day.But I do think just needs time to heal before feeling better.

19 05 2011
Sean C

he will survive like Kino’s dad said. He will become less sad over time and will start to think his family would instead of seeing him being and sad that they died would rather see him and happy. He would probably also survive because Kino and his family are taking him in so his mom and dad would be jiya’s mom and dad and kino would be his brother.

19 05 2011
Mackenzie C.

Jiya will have to survive by living with Kino’s family and becoming apart of that family. Then he will have to mentally get over that his family is gone and become part of a new one. There isn’t anything else he can do other than sit there and change. I mean he can remember them, it might be a bad idea, but he can still do that, but he never will see them again. I’m sorry to say that he will not be seeing them anytime soon. And well Jiya has to get over them. He has to learn the way of a good Japanese.

23 05 2011
Martina K......:)

Awesome! I totally agree. If Jiya doesn’t get over his parents death soon, things are looking bad for his future. Jiya is allowed to weep over his parents, but he should stop soon and get over them. Its sad to say that he lost his parents but its time to move on. If not than when he grows up he won’t be of good use to anyone and people might stop talking to him because he’s still crying over his parents. 🙂

19 05 2011
Carli C.

I think Jiya will just have to continue his life. That is really the only way. If he keeps being sad, he will never move on with his life. He can still be sad, but just not so much that it controls his life. He’s been crying for like three days. He has to start up again and get going. This way he can still do stuff, but still be in mourning. Because he is not part of Kino’s family, he will have to work on the farm. He can’t be lazy. He has to pitch in. He needs to just let go of his sadness. 🙂

19 05 2011
bwhitt13

I kind of agree. I know he’s really sad, and i would be too if i lost my family, but he has a loving family that is willing to pitch in and help him get better, no matter how long it takes or how hard they have to work, they are willing to do that for Jiya. I dont understand how he is EVER going to get over this…I know i couldn’t.

22 05 2011
Hailey A.

It would be hard to get over, but eventually you would just like eventually Jiya will get over it.

23 05 2011
Alejandro.S

I agree, if you let jiya pass on with his life, he wont have to think of bad thinks later.

23 05 2011
Martina K......:)

I agree. Its time for Jiya to move on. He’s a man and he should start helping around Kino’s house. Or then they just might call him a coward. I think he has cried enough and he should just move on and make something out of his life. I think Jiya is lucky to have another family love him than to not. So he should try hard to get over his loss. 🙂

19 05 2011
jenna l.

i personally think that jiya will survive this horrible tragedy but it will take time! kino and his family will be there to help him get through this obstacle. i think this because kino’s dad and mom both told jiys to call them dad and mom. kino’s dad also said that it will yake time and eventually the tears will slowly stop but jiya will still be sad for a while.

19 05 2011
bwhitt13

I agree. He is in a loving family and they are willing to make Jiya apart of there family. Jiya is lucky that he has Kino and his family because if he didn’t he would be all alone so he should slowly get better.

23 05 2011
Martina K......:)

I agree. it will definitely take time. but i believe jiya will get through it. he just has to face the fact that he can’t do anything about his parents death. if he slowly starts to stop crying, then i have to give him credit. i’d probably be crying for months. 🙂

31 05 2011
Lauren W.

How long do you think it will take for Jiya to act normal again?

19 05 2011
Brianna

I think that it is going to be very hard for Jiya to heal after everything that has happened. But there’s probably a few different things that will help him heal from his parents death. After awhile he can just stop thinking about the tsunami, and then he probably won’t think about his parents death as much anymore. Jiya is becoming apart of Kino’s family, so that could help him forget about it to. Because know it’s like he has a mom, dad, brother, and sister. He won’t have to think about his real family since he has Kino’s family. There’s a lot of other ways Jiya can get over his lost.

19 05 2011
Tori House

I thought he would have a hard time healing too.

19 05 2011
Alex R.

I think Jiya will survive the events by imaging them in a better place than they were.Otherwise he will have to suffer through emotional pain of losing his entire family. He will probably adapt to Kino’s lifestyle and then get used to it after a long time. Then sometimes he will remember losing his entire family. Basically only time and good thinking will heal him.

23 05 2011
Martina K......:)

I agree if he doesn’t get over his parents he will suffer through emotional pain. He needs to move on, continue his life. 🙂

31 05 2011
Lauren W.

Yes, time and good thinking will heal Jiya.

19 05 2011
Claire

I predict that Jiya will need some alone time, so he can think about everything that has just happened to him, his village, and his family. Not only will Jiya need alone time, i think he will need some quality time with friends to get his family off his mind. Although, now that he is living with his Kino’s family, i think spending some much time with Kino will help get things off his mind. In the mind, though i don’t think Jiya will ever heal. No matter what he does, he will still see the tsunami coming in through the back of his mind and washing away his family, belongings, and village. But, the more time he’s with Kino not thinking about this, the happier he is, and not thinking about it so much will probably help him heal quicker externally, and internally. This book conects perfectly with the book I’m currently reading, The Conch Bearer. They connect because when Anand’s sister sees a murder, shes never been the same person, until the healer come and heals her and makes her herself again.

19 05 2011
Alejandro.S

His life can go many ways. His life could change for the worse. It could also change for the better.
My guess that he will recover from the big wave in a little while. Then he will except the fact that his family is gone and it can never come back. After this in think he will except his new family. They will nurse him back to health and take care of him. That is what i think is going to happen to Jiya.
Then there is the fact that the big volcano is still there. I also predict that the volcano may erupt. That is what i think is going to happen in the next part of the book.

19 05 2011
Hailey A.

” Think of the good times you have had with them not that they are gone. ” This is what my mom’s good friend told me when I lost my grandma. It helped me a lot. If Jiya can do this he might be able to get over his loss just like I did.
I predict that Jiya is not gonna talk for a couple of days. This is because he doesn’t want to talk about it, he wants to forget that it ever happened. I also think that Jiya will, every once in a while, sit in his room and just stair at his wall and remember his family.
Sooner or later he will want to talk about and I think he will ask many questions. Questions like why my family or why didn’t they come with me? By asking these questions I think he will know more and be able to heal.
This is how I think Jiya is going to heal from the loss of his family.

19 05 2011
Lauren W.

Jiya has recently suffered a great loss, and feels like his life is no longer worth anything. Jiya will probably choose to survive because he knows that his family would want for him to move on, and not throw his life away.
But, the healing process for the wounds in Jiya’s heart that the big wave has created will not be easy. First, Jiya will want to just give up his life, but slowly, he will start to eat more, not sleep as much, and maybe even begin to smile. The wounds in Jiya’s heart for his lost family can not be healed, but they can be concealed, or hidden, in the back of Jiya’s mind. Jiya will start his life again, but with a new family, a.k.a, Kino’s family. Eventually, Jiya will seem that he is back to normal, but not for a very, very long time.

22 05 2011
Hailey A.

You are right, the wounds in his heart will not be easy to heal. You are also right about them never completely healing, just being hidden. How long would it take for him to heal, and will it only seem to everyone he is okay or will he really be okay?

19 05 2011
Grant O.

I think it will take a long time for Jiya to heal from the loss of his family. When my grandpa died I felt kind of like Jiya. I didn’t feel like doing anything. Jiya will eventually get over his loss. He will become the Jiya that Kino is best friends with again. Jiya will try to pretend it never happened. Another way the book is similar to the loss of my Grandpa is that we knew they were going to die. My grandpa had alzheimers and was unable to swallow food. Jiya stood and watched knowing that the wave was going to destroy his family.One difference is how well we knew the people that died. I knew my grand pa well just not the real him because he had alzheimers since i was two. For Jiya that was his family, the people he lived with he knew them better than anybody. Jiya will get over his loss just like I did.

19 05 2011
Collin D.

The process of healing for Jiya will be very long and hard for him. Even after he accepts that all of his parents are dead it will never be out of his mind. One example of this is when my grandfather died of cancer. I have not forgotten him though I have accepted his death. I think the way Jiya will accept his family’s death is by thinking of what his father said, “the way of a good Japanese is that you must embrace death, and accept it when it happens.” I don’t think that is the exact quote from the book though I think the quote from the book and the quote I made mean the same thing. when he finally comes to accept the sorrowful death of his parents.

31 05 2011
Lauren W.

Yes, Jiya’s families deaths will always be in the back of Jiya’s mind.

19 05 2011
Nikolas S

I think he might just do what that one mayor did. the mayor put his wife and children behind him because he could not save them. He could also do that, he could just put his family behind him, he was ordered to go up the hill and carry on his family legacy. Another thing he could do is do a lot of work (since they need it) and soon he will be so into his work that he will forget. His friend, brother’s for does need a lot of help. I’m pretty sure summer was coming, and so help is needed. So Jiya could help them, and soon he will forget about his deep loses.

31 05 2011
Lauren W.

Do you really think that Jiya will ever forget about his dead family, because that is what you said.

19 05 2011
Jes B.

Loosing a loved one is hard. But, loosing all of your family is horrible. Jiya lost his mom, dad, and brother in the fight against the big wave. He must take time too heal not only his mind but his body. Kino’s father said that the way of a good Japanese is to enjoy life and too not fear death for everyone dies at one time or another. A good Japanese forgets about the death and the sorrows and does what has to be done and once they have fixed the town and kept everyone alive then they will have time to sorrow. That is what Jiya must do. He must stand up like a man and take care of his fellow villagers who survived and then 9and only then) should he cry and wallow in self-pity. I read and article about a man who lost his wife and children in a tsunami but he took care of his village and the people who lived in it and when that was done he let it all out and cried. But, eventually he healed the wounds in his heart and soul and lived his life. This is what Jiya should do. This is what Jiya knows he should do. But, alas he is only a child. He needs time to recover before he begins to live again.

19 05 2011
Matt

I think that Jiya will just sit there and cry. He cry and cry but we must let him. After a while Jiya will learn that crying gets you nowhere and that you can’t change what has been done. Crying can’t change anything but your positive feelings about you and the world around you. Jiya will soon find that out. Soon Jiya will learn that just like the wind in the sky or the waves on an ocean, everything and everyone comes and goes. You learn this not by books or classes but through life, and life itself is the real teacher.

19 05 2011
Angela Z.

I predict at first, Jiya won’t take the news of his whole family gone very well at first. It would probably take a while for him to recover from it. This would mean crying, and not eating for a long time. Sooner, he would start to accept that his dear family is gone, but he won’t be able to do anything about it.

Later, he would talk little and start eating some food. He would not cry in the day anymore so much, but he will at night when all of their memories come back to him. After a long time, he eventually will recover. Jiya would probably stop crying and eat more. All of the mourning would stop, and he’d probably go back to his “normal life”.

It takes time to stop thinking so much about your loved ones. Even if you don’t want to, you have to because it’s the best thing to do for you, and others. You can do all this, but just don’t ever forget about them.

19 05 2011
Tori House

I thought simaler to that but I thought he wouldnt heal for a while.

19 05 2011
Antonio M

I think that Jiya will survive and heal from the Big Wave by living with his friend Kino and his family. However it will be tough for Jiya to recover from the loss of his family. If Kino’s family comforts Jiya I think he will eventually get over it and say crying isn’t going to help and I need to help rebuild our village. Jiya couldn’t do anything to save his family, but he can definitely save his village. The only way Jiya will be able to do this is by changing his feelings about himself and the world around him. You have to dig deep into your heart to find the true meaning of life. He must think the way of a “good Japanese”, otherwise the next time a tsunami comes to the village he won’t be able to survive.

23 05 2011
Ricky M

i agree with you cause i would of survived and healed but it would of tooken forever and tough .

19 05 2011
NateJiG

I predict that Jiya will heal by the end of the book because all books have a happy ending. I also think this because Jiya still has a family. Kino and his dad have taken her in to their home, accepting her as one of their own. Jiya obviously needs a little time to heal from her family getting swept out to sea and drowning, but she will hopefully get over that and move on. My prediction is from past experience. The book I read for the book report, The night of the Burning, has a similar story. A fire burns down Devorah and her little sister, Nechama’s house, killing her mom and dad. They are forced to go to a new family in which they are not used to. They had to accept the fact that their family was gone and there was nothing they could do about it but move on to their new family, much like what Jiya has to do now. I’m not saying that they should forget about their old family forever, I’m just saying that sometimes, there is only one thing to do. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing, are the same things (and yes, I did get that from a song).

19 05 2011
Tori House

Thats a great idea and a great way to put it.

19 05 2011
Ammar I.

All he can do now is go on with life. You can’t just stop your life and cry about it the rest of the way. Okay she can think about them and be sad about it but he has to go on. At least it’s not like the people who lost their families and became orphans. And he’s not. So he can still have a good life. Just don’t waste your life crying. Think about it would you want to keep crying about your parents for a week. Or do you want to do something in that week. I know it’s really sad to have your parents die. But it doesn’t mean to cry for a long time. You need to live a life. But that doesn’t mean to forget about them. Remember them. That’s all I can think about the healing process.

19 05 2011
Martina K.....

I predict that Kino and his family will do everything they can to get them through this horrible event. I predict that they will stay together like a family and help each other out through rough times like these. Even though Jiya lost his father and brother, he still has Kino’s family by his side. No matter what happens, the Kino family will help Jiya break out of his healing process. They will make sure that Jiya gets better and gets through this. That’s what i predict. I think that Kino’s family will be like a first aid kit to Jiya.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

Ya Kino’s family will have to try to get through this with Jiya. And i personally don’t think that will be easy. But yah Martina your right when you said “Even though Jiya just lost his father and brother. He will have Kino’s family by his side.” And Martina i think that was just a great way to put it.

19 05 2011
Bryce Connor Kurtzzzzzzz

The healing process of Jiya will be a very long way. First, she has lost her home, and probably most of her family. It is very hard for a kid to live well knowing that his family is gone at such a young age. Jiya might not be able to find enough food or maybe not even a place to live. But this is the “good Japanese way”.
Jiya is almost on his own now. His house was destroyed and he doesn’t even know if some family members are alive. Try putting yourself in his situation. I bet your thinking it wouldn’t be easy.
Jiya also has to find his own food. His house is destroyed and he is probably too young to of had a job. His parents were the ones buying and making the food.
Jiya also needs to find a place where he can live. without a place where he is protected, he has little chances of surviving. Also, it will protect him from weather or any other disasters ( or as Carli says “impending doom” ). 🙂

19 05 2011
Abbie B.

After a while he will heal. He will be sad always and he will never forget them.

19 05 2011
Lindsay Freeze!

i agree that he will never forget them

19 05 2011
Jade Rocks

I think Jiya will survive by accepting the fact that his parents and brother have been washed away by the sea and begin a new life with Kino and his parents and sister. Also live a noramal life and live on through his parents geans. He can cry and laugh without being scolded at. He will not forget, but he will live!

19 05 2011
Abbie B.

He will probably never actually heal from all the terrible events that he saw but he will move on even if it is not a year or two before he moves on he will still move on. Kino’s family will help him move on they will act as there family and having them act as there his family will help him. He will feel (later in life) that he does have a family and that there are people that still care about him.

19 05 2011
GABBY L

I think the same thing. that were very terrible things that happened.

19 05 2011
joselin v

i think Kino will tell him to be a real japan person so then he going to move on but inside he will still remember his family that he lost so when he does that he will help his new family and become one of him then they will try to rebuild the city and the people will be safe so their are no more problem they will fix there problem and make the city stronger.

19 05 2011
D.J.C.

It will be rough and will take a while. Jiya had just lost his whole family due to the tsunami. He will have to not think of it, and he must be happy.Kino and his family have to guide Jiya through the tough times. If this does not happen Jiya’s life may be ruined forever.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

D.J. i think your right about not having to think of it to be happy. because every time he will think of it he will probably cry or get really really upset.vgh

19 05 2011
lusez

I do agree with you but I have been in his shoes well not really but I know what he is going though.

19 05 2011
Maisie M.

I think Jiya will get better just by bonding with Kino. And just having fun or forgetting about the tsunami. I think this because by spending time with his friend Kino will take his mind off of things. By just letting loose and being himself. Even though he will still be sad about his family being gone, I think that in time he will grow to accept it. That he will have to live on without them, but Jiya still has Kino, Setsu, Kino’s mom and Kino’s dad. Since they have taken Jiya in I think that in time this will make Jiya feel more comfortable with his new life with Kino and his family. But I don’t think he will heal fast, I think it will be a very gradual think for Jiya. Since he is so young and he can’t handle this so good yet. I know if something like that happened to me i wouldn’t just realize in a blink of an eye that I accept that my family is dead. I would probably take a long time to get over it, like Jiya.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

Maisie Actually didn’t think of what you thought of. but i really like your idea about Jiya will recover by bonding more with Kino.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

Sorry i meant to say I didn’t think of what Maisie thought of….. i forgot the i. So sorry for my mistake.

19 05 2011
Jessica S.

I think he will heal. He will never forget never forget them but he will get rid of his sadness. He has a nice new family with his best friend Kino and a sister Setsu. It will take awhile for his heart to heal, but as soon as it is healed he will know he has a nice new family.

19 05 2011
Julissa V

i believe Jiya is going to have a hard time to heal. Also not gonna want to eat or do anything. I also think all he going to do is sleep and be left alone. I don’t think he wants a new family he wants his family. I know how he feels I’m going though the same thing but a little different. I think he will survive by Kino family making him eat and drink something so that something keeping him strong and weak.

19 05 2011
Collin V.

Jiya just needs time to think it over. One thing that i realized is that he went into shock and slept for a while. After he woke up he talked for a bit and then said he was still tired. Which that means he was still shock and needed to think it over. There is no reason he should be tired unless he was still in shock. And that’s what I think, he is still in shock and needs to think it over and accept the fact that everyone except the people in the castle are dead.

19 05 2011
Sam I

I think Jiya will survive and heal by the fact that his family was washed away by the tsunami and that he made it. He is lucky he is able to still have a family because Kino’s family is there for him and cares for him. They will let Jiya do whatever he has to to feel better and move on accepting his family is gone and that his new family is Kino and his family.

19 05 2011
lusez

I agree with you , ya he will be upset but as long as he has Kino’s , he still has a family.

19 05 2011
Danielle E

I’m not sure what Jiya should do because this is something that could very well be a problem to him because he just lost his family and he can’t do anything about it so they need to comfort him or he needs to talk to someone who will listen to him and will help him get through the problem that he is going through this tragedy that has happen to his family and he won’t have anything to do because he is thinking about what has happened to the things that are going on in his life but if he thinks about it then it will just hurt him more in the end because he is thinking about what has happened to his family

19 05 2011
Joseph A

I think Jiya just needs more time to recover. It is the way of the good Japanese to move on from these kinds of problems. He is still in shock from what has happened. He will never see his family again. I think he will eventually recover and live a good life with his new family. Now he needs more time to think it over.

19 05 2011
Jake R.

I think she can by just not thinking about it. She will have to live with it. It has happened and there is nothing to do but just move on. Like they said they will just have to keep on moving. It is a way of life to die it is sad but it will happen. It would be hard for me because it is always sad when some one dies. She will have to stay with Kino and she will be fine. She will need other people to comfort her threw this.

19 05 2011
adriana b.

For jiva its going to be hard to accept that his family is gone. It might take a while for him to forget. Eventually he is going to have to learn to move on. Like Kino’s dad said a way of a good Japanese is that you have to learn to have no fear when bad things happen and that you have to get up and move on and keep on living your life. As long as no one brings up about his family and he will forget and move on.

19 05 2011
Eva R.

Jiya will survive and heal from what has just happened to his village but it will be a long time before he does. I think that Jiya can heal from this if he just tries to move on from these things happening to his village. It was like what Mr. Curtis said,”You can move on but you will never forget.” I don’t know how exactly Jiya can heal from this but he will heal. He will always remember this but when Jiya has this in mind he will never forget all the fun and good times he had with his family. Yes he will be sad but he will also be kind’ve happy.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

Eva i think the exact same thing that you thought. And Mr.Curtis is right when he said “You can move on but you will never forget.”

19 05 2011
Nate E

i think that he will find a way to heal this horrible tragedy. it will take a while but soon he will find that kinos family is now jiyas family to. he will always have his dad and his mom with him. that is because he is part of his parents. that’s why i think he will get over it but it will take a long while. do you think he will get over it.

19 05 2011
someone named trevor

Good answer it is a very good one.

19 05 2011
commander miller (chris)

I predict that if he gets enough sleep when he wakes up he might deal with the pain. He can’t just sleep forever. Soon he will have to wake up and deal with his problems and just move on.

22 05 2011
Hailey A.

You are right that he can’t just sleep forever, but it is gonna take a long time since he had to watch his family die right before his eyes. It also isn’t easy to just move on. It could take months for him to be able to talk about his family without crying.

19 05 2011
Jose joey katyln quiroz

i think that the only way he can survive is by forgetting about that his family died.. He cant just sit in a ball and cry. He has to be a man and overcome the fact that about what happened. he has to adjust soon so that he doesn’t have to worry. when something happens you have to get over what went wrong. The mayor of japan helped people before he even got to his wife. he said that you cant just live your life thinking about the bad things.

19 05 2011
i live in a van

I don’t think he will forget that day but he will move on. There has things that happen to people but they have to move on. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. He will move on but it will take a while for him to get used to his new life.

19 05 2011
PETE SCHAEFFER

I think he can move on.But it may take a while to do that.After what happened to all those people.Im sure he knew all of them too.But like all things in life you will have to let it go.Once it is in the past he can go past it.So i think he will move on from what happened.

19 05 2011
Thaisha N

I think that Jiya will survive and he will heal from what happened to his family. Soon he will learn that he has a new family who loves him and he will love them back. He will understand that his real parents are gone but, Kino’s family are willing to raise him as one of their own.

19 05 2011
someone named trevor

I think that Jiya will heal only if he thinks about the good times with his family. Also it might help him heal if he becomes a part of the family. If he acts with the family and does stuff with them. He might also need to think about what he has seen and what he has done to not be so sad about it.

19 05 2011
emz

jiya will not recover. he will heel, and he will survive. but he will not let go ov his family. he will miss them. but soon he will be ok and think of kino and his family as his own. but at night he will cry and miss his family. but he will get better and thats what i say.

19 05 2011
Amani M

He will move on from it but it will take a while. I’ve never had to deal with something like this so i dont know what i would do. He will get through it though.

19 05 2011
Jaret M

everyone will die its a part of life so it was going to happen sooner or later but to witness that so quickly to just see them just get washed up.and he might be taken in to live with keno and his parents so that way he is not alone. and then kenoos parents will watch over him and love him just as his parents did until they got washed up

19 05 2011
bwhitt13

I think that it will take Jiya some time but he will get through this horrible disaster that happened and he will live with Kino and his family. Kino and his family will take good care of Jiya, they will treat him like he is there own. For example, Kino’s dad even said that they he will treat Jiya like he is there own and that they will love him. Even though Jiya is in shock he will soon realize that he is in a safe and loving home. I just hope that there isn’t another wave because then i don’t think that Jiya will get through this horrifying thing that has happened because he will have bad memories and go into shock again and i just don’t think that he will be safe and i think he wont make it. For right now Jiya is safe and in the hands of a nice family.

20 05 2011
Thaisha N

I totally agree with you. It will take some time for Jiya to face the fact that his parents are gone for good. But now he will realize that having his best friend as a brother won’t be such a bad thing. He will feel all the love that everyone was giving him like all the love that Kino’s family will be giving him. That is when he will heal and realize that Kino’s family would be willing to raise him as one of their own.

19 05 2011
Tori House

I think Jiya will have a hard time healing because he has had a hard time. I mean he saw his parents die right in front of him so he isnt going to forget right away.
Like how if my parents were to die I wouldnt forget right away. It would take a long time for m to forget. But Kinos dad is now his dad and Kinos my is his mom, so he will eventually forget. Over a long period of time.

20 05 2011
Thaisha N

I agree with you. Sure Jiya will cry sometimes and he will always miss his real parent but, he should be greatful that he has a great friend like Kino who’s parents are willing to be his new family for the rest of his life.

19 05 2011
Danielle D.

My prediction is kind of traditional, like what Kino’s father said. But I thought Jiya will need to be alone and not to talk and think about what’s happened to his family. After that, after he accepts what the wave did, that’s when he will be able to recover himself and be able to feel something again. Many thinks this will make him forget his beloved family, but as a matter of fact, no he wouldn’t. Not in a million years. But he needs to accept it overtime- He will be okay.

19 05 2011
GABBY L

I think that Jiya will survive because, like Kino’s dad had said that Jiya can get through it.Jiya can get through it even though there could be times he will get sad and just cry for that day.The days that will hurt our the most is the date that they died.People can get through it, but it will still be hard.Things like this can’t be fixed, but they work hard to fix it. I think that he can survive because anybody can.

19 05 2011
Ariana.M

I wont lie it will not be easy but, someone told me once that if you are always worried about the dead you will eventualy forget to live. That i think he will go through because he lost his whole family and yes know one can replace them but he thankfuly has a new family now that will feed him and love him and treat him like their own. It will be hard but he will survive and one day he will be happy that he is still alive and will be happy again, but for right now he will sleep, he will hurt and he will cry Alot, and it wont be good but he is greving and right now every one will have to exept that. I think that he will be happy again but it will take time and i think he i think that if his new family and friends help him he will be able to heel and if he rembers the good times he had with his family he will feel better for a while. It might hurt now but life gos on and even if you dont want to you have to go on with it and live your life know matter how much it hurt’s.

23 05 2011
SarahL

I do agree it would be hard that someone just lost his or her family just like Jiya or in a different way.But he will heal from what happen but still miss his parents.

19 05 2011
Ricky M

I think jiya will need lots of time to heal. Because he still needs to forget about what happened to his vilagey place.So he needs to forget about the huge tsunami that happened to him.

19 05 2011
Lindsay Freeze!

i think that he will indeed need to heal for a while because i know, cause when my grandpa was diagnose with cancer i would cry my self to sleep because he had stage 5 bladder cancer and the chances were high that he would not live but it has been a year and ALL the cancer is GONE!!!!!! so i think that it will take him a while to get use to the lost of his family

19 05 2011
andreaT

jiya will heel slowly. first he will just want to sleep. that will take a while. then he will not want to eat but he will soon. then he will not want to talk until he is done developing eating . slowly he will get his self back together. but this will take about a month or more.soon he will be the normal jiya but times to times, he will cry for his family.

19 05 2011
Maegan G.

I think he’ll just have to live with the fact his family has passed, also that he has a “new family” waiting for him. He is lucky && unlucky. He’s unlucky his family passed in a horrible way, but although that tragedy occurred he has a family that is willing to love him and protect him and take him under their roof and him as if it was their own child.

19 05 2011
Alexa A

Yes Jiya will need lots of time to heal and recover. Just how long it takes to recover is the question. I think Jiya will take at least a couple of mouths to heal. Like it said in the book
“Yes he will be happy again. For life is always stronger than death. Jiya will feel when he wakes that he can never be happy again. He will cry and cry. But he cannot always cry. After a few days he will stop crying all the time. HE will only cry part of the time. He will sit sad and quiet. We must allow him to be sad and we must not make him speak. But we will do our work and live as we always do. Then one day he will be hungry and he will eat something that our mother cooks, something special, and he will begin to feel better. He will be renewing itself. His blood flowing in his veins, his bones growing, his mind beginning to think again, will make him alive.”
And i can’t explain the way he will recover in a better way.

19 05 2011
Vantay B

If l was Jiya l would sleep a lot and hope l would wake up and be strong l would try not to think about the accident and how it happen. l,ll practice not faintingb and l would keep my self busy. By thinking about something good.

19 05 2011
Caitlyn M

I think that he will heal by forgetting about than and think about now and how he will live for now on. But when I mean forget about them I don’t mean totally drop them form your memory. I just mean that he should think about how he is going to survive now that their is no one to take care of him and provide for him anymore. Except Kinos mother and father and family to help Jiya live. I Predict that Kino`s Family will take jiya in and care for him until he is old enough to to live on his own. I think to fill the hole in his heart from losing his parents he will remember nothing but the good times he had with his parents.

19 05 2011
Monica G

I think that Jiya can get over the pain at some point. I watched a show and on it was a heart aching story about two sisters who got in a terrible accident when there car got hit by a car that was texting. The mother describes her feeling she had two beautiful girl who were very smart the mother said. She knew something was wrong when she didn’t get a phone call back. She states that she felt like she couldn’t breath. Finally she knew she had to know that they were gone and there was nothing she could do about it. So that is what i think Jiya should do. I think that its ok for him to be sad but i think that he should know that what was done is done and he cant do anything about that.

23 05 2011
Isabel T.

i completely agree…

19 05 2011
Dr. Jones

I predict that Jiya will repair in different ways. For example, looking at the sea embracing the fact he needs to move on. Another example, maybe Jiya’s favorite meal that his mom made or something, something personal like something he had at birth. If he a rough time at something, that is what he would probably resort to this object. My final way is if he had something that was in family tradtion. it would make him think of the long line of Jiya’s that he could be or not. For example, a sword crafted by his great,great,great,great,great grandfather. The point is he will recover as long as he stays strong. His family will live in forever in his memory.

19 05 2011
bree s.

i think that maybe if Jiya keeps on thinking and never lets go that his parents and brother are alive then maybe he would be at least a little a little happy just not when he really misses them because then he might start to cry a lot and when people start to cry it can sometimes make other people cry or start to fell at least a little upset. but if he will always put some time into thinking about them being alive and not dead then he would be happy. and really i think that his family is alive. i don’t think that they are dead. if im wrong and they are dead then that will be very hard and braking news to that poor kid to have to live with a family he hardly knows. and if his parents and brother are alive then Jiya will live with his parents again and they will HOPEFULLY be a happy little fisher family again and will rebuild a home and create a new and improved town and try to forget about all of the bad happenings and all of the bad memories or they can also be smart and move a little farther from the shore. that would be a good idea too.

23 05 2011
SarahL

I do agree that he maybe will get happy but not that much as he was before the tsunami that took away his parents and sister.

19 05 2011
JB B

I think that Jiya will learn to have Kino as family. He will have to move on and start a new life with a new family. He will probably never forget the day that he watched his parents get killed but he will learn to live without them and have a new family.

19 05 2011
lusez

I think he will , but it might take a long to.

19 05 2011
lusez

I tottaly agree with you because he just witnessed hi family dieing.

19 05 2011
lusez

I agree with you because if I witnessed that I would be devastating.

23 05 2011
Ricky M

why did you agree with yourself like 2 times and i don’t get what you are saying maybe try to explain it better.

23 05 2011
Isabel T.

I think that Jiya will just have to move on and accept the fact that his parents are gone in order to get ahead and be productive. Grieving over his parents for the rest of his life will not bring them back. He will never be able to get ahead in life if he just sits there and cries and sleeps forever. Sure, it is sad to think that your parents are gone and you can’t bring them back but no one can really change what happened. That is why i predict that he will become a fisherman like his father in order to get fish to all other villagers that are left since so many people (fishermen, wives, children…) had died in the big wave.

23 05 2011
Nicole k

i think Jiya will start a new family with Kino , it might take a long time for him to adjust though . But just think Jiya will be too scared o go in the ocean or even be by the ocean , or even water . It will take a long time , but he has to face his fears sometime .

23 05 2011
SarahL

I predict that Jiya will heal from his lost from the tsunami and will be still sad but fine.I think that he would get love to feel better about his lost and how he has a home that will help him with his lost.But I still think he might not be heal with his heart with his real family gone from his life.And that is what I think might happen and I feel so sad for Jiya that he lost his family by the tsunami.

9 07 2012
kier

jiya always good fried for kino.,.,. nice answer haha

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