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Peak | [Roland Smith]

Peak

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.
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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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    Jacqueline 06-02-15
    Jacqueline 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well crafted story with great themes & characters."
    If you could sum up Peak in three words, what would they be?

    Important lessons.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zopa is my favorite because of his wisdom.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The summit of Mt. Everest.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Climb high, sleep low.


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    Angela Christian 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    I read this book it was a great book for a kid. If was about a kid in juvenile hall than his dad bailed him out. Peak will face big challenges to try to reach the top

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    Linmarie 08-12-10
    Linmarie 08-12-10
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    "excellent for reluctant readers"

    Roland Smith's books have by far been the most intriguing to my students who would rather be running than reading. His settings and story lines, though somewhat fantastic, are yet believable and compelling. Peak is one of his best, and I hope Audible soon offers more of Roland Smith's work, such as Elephant Run and I.Q.

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    helle szkobel-wolff 10-07-07 Member Since 2004
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    it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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