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  - ALelliott - LibraryThing

Tree gets his name from the fact that he is twelve years old and is six feet, three inches tall. Everyone who meets him can't help but comment on his height, and Tree is getting tired of it. But that ... Read full review

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User Review  - ally.hughes87 - LibraryThing

As if being twelve wasn’t hard enough, Tree is already six feet and three inches tall and his parents are recently divorced. He faces many difficulties thrown his way, but his Vietnam Veteran ... 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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