The Leroy Tree is the tale of a young girl who refuses to allow her family history to be her destiny. It is about the journey of that young girl who, in an attempt to find a way out of an alcoholic, abusive family, finds herself in a much worse predicament: pregnant at thirteen. With no one to save her and her young son but herself, she begins the long climb back up the mountain of shame and guilt—built by her mother and others—by using her dream of getting an education as a climber’s axe. Along the way, she meets a number of people, some good, some not so good, who nonetheless inspire and encourage her to continue her journey.
Her focus stays on her goal, not on the obstacles that appear before her all too frequently.
She refuses to allow those obstacles to become excuses to give up; rather, she looks at them as lessons to strengthen her resolve to continue her journey.
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