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Peak

by Roland Smith

After 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...

After 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. He wants Peak 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. Peak is a novel readers won't be able to put down.

Hardcover - 246 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0152024174 (ISBN13: 9780152024178)
Published May 1, 2007 by Harcourt Children's Books
First published 2007

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Ms. McDonald (English Teacher)

at East Palo Alto Academy, East Palo Alto, CA

Here since Jan 20, 2016

Books received - 15

I was a social worker for 15 years before I became a teacher. I'm in my 10th year of teaching. I am particularly drawn to teaching children who are considered the "vulnerable and underserved". I feel that teaching is my calling in life, and feel grateful for all of my students who are great teachers in my life.

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Read 180: A 9th grade reading class for struggling readers. The average reading level is 4th grade.

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