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4.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 54.00016123831022 out of 5 4.00 (6,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roland Smith Narrator: Ramon de Ocampo Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Owen | 2/14/2014

    " Great read! At the Torino Olympics, Bodie Miller had an interview where he talked about the competitiveness of sport. He thinks it is crazy that we weed people out of sports, so that only the strongest and fastest compete after the age of 20 or so. I think Peak's decision to not reach the summit was in this same vein of thinking. In 21st century America, we are always looking to see who is the best. We have phrases in our popular culture like, "Nobody remembers 2nd place!" The U.S. started allowing professional athletes into the Olympics in 1992 after not getting the gold in Men's Basketball at the Seoul Olympics. Maybe you have heard this phrase as well, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing!" It is pathetic that this is the way the majority of our society thinks. Bravo, Peak! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emma Targett | 2/12/2014

    " A book worth reading. A compelling story that allows the reader to picture themselves in Peak's place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Igor | 2/11/2014

    " This book was good if you wanted to kill sime. The story line got boring after a while, but it can shine after a while. Peak Marcello is like a normal kid. Until he climbed a skyscraper to graffiti his mark. He gets caught and is almost sent to jail. His dad appears in court and he is a famous mountain climber. He says he'll take Peak out of the country to live with him. They let him, but instead, he takes Peak to climb Mount Everest. Peak could become the youngest kid to climb it. He meets a buddhist monk, Zopa, and a kid named Sun Jo to help him climb it. Now he must climb the mountain, but can he trust Sun Jo and Zopa. The storyline is boring after a while, but the author does a great job of describing the mountain and good sentence fluency. This book is an okay choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by pati | 2/7/2014

    " a boy with mountain climbing in his genes realizes that he has to take a step back to see what is right under his nose, along the way he comes face to face with Everest "

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