Tree, a six-foot-three-inch twelve-year-old, copes with his parents’ recent divorce and his failure as an athlete by helping his grandfather, a Vietnam vet and recent amputee, and Sophie, a new girl at school.
ALA Notable Book – Winner
New York Public Library Best Book for Teen Age – Winner
Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award – Winner
Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year – Winner
New York Public Library’s annual 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing – Winner