Peak by Smith, Roland (#30127U6)



by Smith, Roland
Paperback Harcourt, c2007, p2008


From the Publisher

The only thing you'll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. - Peak Marcello

After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached.Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life.

Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peak's dangerous ascent--told in his own words--is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 04/01/07
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 07/01/07
  • Horn Book Magazine, 05/01/07
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 10/01/07
  • Kirkus Reviews, 05/01/07
  • Kliatt, 05/01/07
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 06/04/07
  • School Library Journal, 06/01/07
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 04/01/07
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 04/01/07
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 08/01/07
Product Details
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st Harcourt pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: -Fic-
  • Classifications: Fiction
  • Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-15-206268-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-15-206268-2
  • Follett Number: 30127U6
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 5
  • AR Interest Level: MG+
  • AR Points: 9
  • AR Quiz: 114836EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 16
  • Lexile: 760L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T