Apparently, today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Giving Tree, a book about which many people (including myself) have strong feelings.
I will admit that my take on this much-beloved/much-loathed parable is maybe a little skewed by the fact that I first encountered it as a young adult, rather than as a child.
So... what's yours? Love it? Hate it? Ambivalent? Can't believe anyone gives it this much thought? Also: why?