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Publisher's Summary

Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion: he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest. Roland Smith's novels for young adults have received wide acclaim, from publications such as Library Journal and Booklist, for their intense realism.
©2007 Roland Smith (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
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3 out of 5 stars
By M. Ryder on 03-31-16

Recommended By Daughter

My teenage daughter has read Peak about 3 times and likes it so much, that she keeps wanting me to read it as well to get my opinion of it. After lots of persuading me to do so, I finally decided to give it a try. Although it is not up to the same level as her recommendation of Fault In Our Stars, it was still pretty decent, with good character development, a nice storyline, and strong narration. The story itself was quite heart warming, and I especially enjoyed the way the author chose to end Peak's journey. Not sure I would recommend this book to other adults, but for the younger audience, it is certainly worth listening to. It

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 09-08-16

Worth the read

My wife reads this with her six grade students each year to teach about Everest. I hear about this book every year when she's discussing it at the dinner table but always thought it would be only for kids. Not the case I learned a lot and really enjoyed the book it is an easy read but worth reading.

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