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The Courage Tree
The Courage Tree
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue suffers from a rare disease requiring constant treatment, but she wants to be normal. Sophie's mother finally agrees to let her go on a camping trip, but when Sophie goes missing, a full-scale search is launched. Sophie finds refuge in a remote cabin inhabited by Zoe, a reclusive woman protecting her own daughter fr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778327417
ISBN-10: 0778327418
Publication Date: 4/1/2009
Pages: 400
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
I had this book sent to my mother-in-law. I borrowed it back from her because she said it was so good. I am truly glad I did. This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's about a little girl that goes missing. The characters seem so real. I got so caught up in the story that I openly wept at some of the sad parts. I highly recommend this book!
bellasgranny avatar reviewed The Courage Tree on + 468 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was another great read from Diane Chamberlain, but I felt that the book was a little too long. Her writing is pure magic and she has the ability to pull you immediatley into the book. As always, the characters are terrific, the story is compelling and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading late into the night. While not my favorite book by this author, I still highly recommend.
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Helpful Score: 1
A nice, entertaining read
bothrootes avatar reviewed The Courage Tree on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a really good book about a little girl, Sophie, who has a rare kidney disease. Sophie is undergoing experimental therapy and doing so much better, that her mother decides to permit her to go on a weekend camping trip with her scout troup. When her mother goes to pick her up at the designated pick up point, it is discovered that the car with Sophie and one of her friends has just disappeared. That is when the race against time to find Sophie before it is too late begins. The characters are well developed and very interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book but felt that it started out very slow. It took a good 150 pages to really capture my interest. I think the plot was a little over the top, but an entertaining read.
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heprov avatar reviewed The Courage Tree on + 3 more book reviews
Had to read it til I was done! Very good!
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Diane Chamberlain is one of my many favorite authors and she never disappoints.
StacyJ avatar reviewed The Courage Tree on + 87 more book reviews
After I read The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, I had to try another Chamberlain book! This one was just as good. It is about a little girl who has a very serious kidney disease who gets lost in the woods. I don't want to say any more because I don't want to give it away. Experience it for yourself!
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About a little girl who has a renal disfunction disease who disappears on a scouting trip. About her character, he strength and her resilience. Romance, suspense, mystery, pharmaceutical research. A good read which I thought tied up a bit too cozily at the end, but still a good read.
casilynne avatar reviewed The Courage Tree on + 8 more book reviews
Excellent!!! Took me awhile to get inot this one, but it was worth the wait!! Very good book!!
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This is another spectacular Chamberlain book again!! I have yet to read one of hers I didnt love! You won't regret picking this one up.


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