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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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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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    Linmarie Cincinnati, OH, United States 08-12-10
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    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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    it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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