Please keep in mind that these are just our opinions on what the characters would've said based on the book.
I couldn’t believe it. When I heard that people survived the Andes mountains and were coming to my hospital, I freaked. Who knew that there were still people alive? I saw it in the news that the rescue team were looking for people that were still living but I doubted that there would be any. The Andes mountains are SO COLD. It makes me wonder if i would’ve been able to survive. I honestly think that I wouldn’t be able to make it. It’s not like there’s a lot to eat over there. I was so disgusted when they said they ate human flesh in order to survive but of course I didn’t show that I was grossed out. If I did, it might’ve made the survivors feel more awkward and that is the last thing I wanted them to feel. Their bodies have become adapted to the cold weather that even if they are home, they won’t feel at home. We need to slowly make their bodies understand that it is safe now. I was actually very shocked when I saw their condition. Some of them were literally one day away from dying and it was very hard to bring their health back to normal. They kept asking for more food but that would be even worse because they have been starving for days and it would worsen things. I still can’t believe I helped the almost-dead people come back to life. This is an experience I will never forget.
After all I’ve been through, I thought I would be a better person. Of course I’m not the same person I was before the incident but much didn’t change. If I learned something, I guess it’s that I learned to always appreciate what I have, but I wasn’t like that before. After coming back from the Andes mountain, I kind of lost it. I went around going to parties and wasting myself when I should’ve been living my life valuably. I guess I just wanted to lose myself and pretend like there is no tomorrow. I had a lot of mental stress from always being positive and pretending to be a leader. I’m not the leader type, I’m not outgoing or responsible, but I had to be since no one was stepping up. You know how hard it is to be the leader? You need to set the example for everyone but I’m not the type that would do that! My whole personality changed thanks to this experience. Not that I don’t like it because I learned to be more of a man but still, I lost my whole identity. Not to mention, I also lost my beloved mom and sister. How am I going to survive without them...It’s going to be hard but I hope I will get used to it. I should just be glad I’m alive.
I will never forget the day when I went to the press conference to hear the story of the survivors of the Andes mountain...It’s just amazing how they survived. To be honest, I first thought how immoral the people were for eating human flesh but then as I heard their story, I realized that that was their only choice. If I was in that situation, I would’ve done the same thing and I feel embarrassed for writing a news article on how God should forgive them for what they did. Of course I still believe it wasn’t just but how else would’ve the people survived? A person’s life is more important than being ethical. Since I am a reporter, I didn’t show that I was touched by what the people said during the press conference but it really did shock me. I wonder how scary and harsh it would have been for the survivors. What they had to go through would not be possible to describe in words. I wish I could deliver the truth to the newspapers but since I need to earn a living, I need to do what the public wants to hear, that the survivors are cannibals. I’m sorry, but I need to do what I need to do.