Stand Tall

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Speak, May 1, 2004 - Divorce - 192 pages
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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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User Review  - Ms. Mielke's Class - Goodreads

I gave this book five stars because this book really inspired me to keep going and working at my goals. It tells about what Tree's family does after his parents get divorced and how he helps his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

Again I'm astounded by Bauer. Her heart, her understanding, her way with words. She's fabulous and I highly recommend anything I've read so far (Backwater, Hope Was Here, Stand that all?). I ... Read full review


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Joan Bauer is the critically acclaimed author of Newbery Honor and Christopher Award winner Hope Was Here.

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