Tree is twelve years old and too tall&150six feet, three and a half inches and growing. He's never really been able to fit in at school or on the basketball team, and since his parents' divorce he isn't even comfortable in his own home. Tree copes by helping people like his grandpa, a Vietnam vet who's just had part of a leg amputated, and Sophie, a new girl at school who is being teased by the popular kids. In helping his grandpa learn to walk again, and in listening to Sophie's advice that he be himself, Tree begins to heal, to stand tall. But when a flood threatens his town and his home, Tree's newfound confidence is put to the test.
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Review: Stand TallUser Review - Jms Media - Goodreads
Tree is a twelve year old middle school student in this humorous novel, who 'stands tall' at six foot three inches tall. Tree is learning to cope with many things including his height, his parents ... Read full review
Review: Stand TallUser Review - Jennifer Sauer - Goodreads
I didn't love this one as much as Hope Was Here but it was still a really great read. Tree is an interesting character and the supporting cast is believable and engaging. Parts of it felt a little chopping but overall, a good read. Read full review