"Can you climb that high?" he called up to me.
"Sure!" I called back. And up, up, up I went.
The branches were strong, with just the right amount of intersections to make climbing easy. […]
Then I looked down. Down at Bryce. And suddenly I got dizzy and weak in the knees. It was miles off the ground! Bryce shouted, "Can you reach it?"
I caught my breath and managed to call down, "No problem!" then forced myself to concentrate on those blue and yellow stripes, to focus on them and only them as I shinnied up, up, up. Finally I touched it; I grasped it; I had the kite in my hand! (4.26-30)
Nothing is going to stop Juli from climbing the sycamore tree to save Bryce's kite—not even a bit of fear. Just like Bryce Juli feels a bit scared while she's climbing the tree, but while Bryce decides to climb back down, Juli perseveres and climbs higher. Of course, she does have her cute crush watching her. And we're thinking that's a good motivator for our gal Juli to keep going "up, up, up."