Tree as his friends and fellow 7th graders would call him is a very tall kid, so tall he is considered a freak. He has to fight the internal conflict to not lash out at those that make fun of him. He does this through out the whole intire book. He is also fighting an internal conflict with him parents divorce. He doesnt know how to feel or what he should do so he does nothing. The divorce could also be considered an external conflict because tree is always yelling at his mother about the divorce. More external conflicts could be his problem with sports. He plays and he is not good. He has to hear it from his coaches and fellow players every single day.