A young boy who waves to Loung from a palm tree when she first arrives at the child soldier training camp, granting her the first hint of human contact. He lives in a nearby village and collects sap with his father to bring to the chief. Though they have never spoken, he becomes the closest thing Loung has to a friend and tosses her fruit when he sees her. Later, his father becomes Loung and her siblings first foster father in the Vietnamese displacement camp.
Palm Tree Boy Character Timeline in First They Killed My Father
The timeline below shows where the character Palm Tree Boy appears in First They Killed My Father. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 16: Child Soldiers, August 1977
Chapter 21: The First Foster Family, January 1979
...family again, and even happier when she sees that it is the family of the palm tree boy who once waved to her outside the child soldiers camp. His father—now their foster father—is... (full context)