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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Mikaelsen Narrator: Amber Sealey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Based on a true story, this novel tells the heartwrenching story of a girl in the midst of civil war in Guatemala.

In her remote Guatemalan village, 14-year-old Gabriela is known as Tree Girl for her habit of fleeing to the forest and climbing high to escape the world. However, when guerrilla warfare comes to her area, her life is changed forever. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger and thirst, Gabriela’s search for her sister Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 2/13/2014

    " One of the most powerful stories I have ever read, and one of the strongest characters I have ever met in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shadow | 2/11/2014

    " A very unique and interesting book. I honestly love all of Ben Mikaelsen's writings. I started originally with his Touching Spirit Bear books and then read this. It did come up to par with the Touching Spirit Bear books but it was a nice and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shawn | 2/10/2014

    " Tree Girl - by Ben Mikaelsen -This is a true story of a 15 year old girl and her fight for survival during Guatemala's bloody civil war. This Anne Frank type story was written for 6 to 12th graders and told from a child eyes, giving it a purity and simplicity that makes the story easy to read despite the subject matter. This is a true story of Gabriela Flores who witnesses two massacres, first of her own village (and family) and then that of a neighboring village. She survives the second massacre by climbing into a lone tree in the plaza and has a close up view of days worth of atrocities. Gabi then tells of her solo flight to the Mexican border and life in a refugee camp. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " A very deep and tragic story about what some people have had to face in their lives. I first picked up this book because it said tree in the title. It was nothing what I predicted it would be. It's stories like these that make you rethink everything and everyone in your lives and appreciate things more. "

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