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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.

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Grade 6 Up—In this high-altitude adventure, 14-year-old Peak Marcello''s passion for climbing is clearly in the genes, but when he is arrested for scaling tall buildings, his mom and stepdad make a deal with the judge to ship him out of the country to live with her ex-husband and squelch the media attention that might inspire "Spider Boy" copycats. The teen''s father, Josh, and his Himalayan expedition company are preparing teams to climb Mount Everest and suddenly Peak is faced with the possibility of becoming the youngest climber to reach the summit. Excited about the adventure, he learns that Josh may have less-than-fatherly motives involving publicity and financial gain for his company, at the expense of his paying customers. Peak is handed off to his father''s head Sherpa for training and altitude acclimation with a Nepalese boy his own age, named Sun-jo. At the same time, a media crew gathers at base camp to witness the climb, and an overzealous Chinese police captain doggedly searches for passport violations and underage climbers. Facts about Mount Everest, base camps, and the dangers of climbing are plentiful, depicting an international culture made up of individuals who are often self-absorbed and indifferent to the Tibetan Sherpas, who risk their lives for them. Peak''s empathy for Sun-jo helps him make a critical decision as they near the summit, revealing his emotional growth and maturity. A well-crafted plot and exotic setting give the novel great appeal to survival adventure fans.— Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY
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*Starred Review* Fourteen-year-old New Yorker Peak ("It could have been worse. My parents could have named me Glacier, or Abyss, or Crampon.") Marcello hones his climbing skills by scaling skyscrapers. After Peak is caught climbing the Woolworth Building, an angry judge gives him probation, with an understanding that Peak will leave New York and live with his famous mountaineer father in Thailand. Peak soon learns, however, that his father has other plans for him; he hopes that Peak will become the youngest person to climb Mt. Everest. Peak is whisked off to Tibet and finds himself in the complex world of an Everest base camp, where large amounts of money are at stake and climbing operations offer people an often-deadly shot at the summit. This is a thrilling, multifaceted adventure story. Smith includes plenty of mountaineering facts told in vivid detail (particularly creepy is his description of the frozen corpses that litter the mountain). But he also explores other issues, such as the selfishness that nearly always accompanies the intensely single-minded. A winner at every level. For more mountaineering adventures, suggest Edward Meyers'' Climb or Die (1994) and Michael Dahl''s The Viking Claw (2001), both for a slightly younger audience. Todd Morning
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“Here’s the perfect antidote for a kid who thinks books are boring. . . . The nifty plotting, gripping story line and Peak’s assured delivery give those who join this expedition much to savor.”
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Publishers Weekly Published On: 2007-06-04

About the Author

New York Times best-selling author Roland Smith is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels including Peak, The Edge, Beneath, Above, Sasquatch, Elephant Run, Zach’s Lie,Shatterproof (39 Clues), the Cryptid Hunters series, the I, Q series, and the Storm Runner series. His novels have garnered dozens of state and national book awards. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Website: rolandsmith.com

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C.H.
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This Book was the PEAK of my Summer reading!
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2015
From jail to the top of the world! Basically, the plot of this book is a kid named Peak Marcello (whose parents use to be climbers) tries to climb a skyscraper but gets caught by the police who thought he was a terrorist right before he made it to the top. Then in... See more
From jail to the top of the world!
Basically, the plot of this book is a kid named Peak Marcello (whose parents use to be climbers) tries to climb a skyscraper but gets caught by the police who thought he was a terrorist right before he made it to the top. Then in trial his dad shows up and offers to take Peak to Tibet,China away from New York in hope that eventually people would forget about his climb.Then, Peak’s dad surprises him and takes him to climb Mt. Everest.
As I mentioned the book starts out in New York. Before he climbs Everest, his dad takes him to Tibet, China to get his climbing gear. After getting his climbing gear, the rest of the book takes place on Mt. Everest.
The Main characters are Peak,Peak’s Dad and Mom,The Two Peas (Peak’s twin sisters), and his language arts teacher. The Main character,Peak,has an angry grudge towards his father for leaving them when Peak was little; however, as they get farther up the mountain they start to trust each other and that grudge slowly wears out.
The book is written in a perspective where Peak is writing this book in a moleskine notebook as he climbs Mt. Everest. He explains this at the beginning of the book. I think the author of this book (Roland Smith) nailed the way the story is being told. The way it’s written, Peak sounds just like a fourteen year old boy trying to reach the top of Everest. If that’s what the author was going for, he did a great job.
I think the theme of this book is that it’s not the mountain that matters,it’s what lies at the bottom. I know this because on the last page of the book (page 246) Peak says: “The only thing you’ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below.” I don’t think the author would have made those the last two sentences if he didn’t want the reader to remember that.
Overall, I thought the book was great! I couldn’t put it down!
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Good book, fast shipping
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2016
Good book, fast shipping, excellent condition. This book came in exactly as expected and the content is perfect for a freshman boy. My son had to write a short paper over the summer for the first day of school, and thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is about a young... See more
Good book, fast shipping, excellent condition. This book came in exactly as expected and the content is perfect for a freshman boy. My son had to write a short paper over the summer for the first day of school, and thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is about a young man who has lost his way and when his life completely changes (because his living situation does), he not only thrives physically but also learns life lessons along the way. He learns that everyone is not as fortunate as he is, although it may not appear to him that he IS fortunate, and he also learns the value in putting other people first. He learns to appreciate the selfless acts of others and pay those acts forward to help the less fortunate. My son is not an avid reader and it was no problem getting him to stay focused on this story. Well written, well packaged, well shipped. Highly recommend for this age group and from this seller.
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Another "cliff hanger"
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2018
I chose this book as a read aloud to summer school students. Smith provides the perfect combination at adventure and imagination. Students can relate and identify with the characters of Peak and Sung-Jo. Twists and turns. I would highly recommend this book to students,... See more
I chose this book as a read aloud to summer school students. Smith provides the perfect combination at adventure and imagination. Students can relate and identify with the characters of Peak and Sung-Jo. Twists and turns. I would highly recommend this book to students, teachers and anyone who wants an adventure without leaving their reading chair!
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RKG
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Great story, compelling main character
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2018
Fantastic story for middle school girls or boys (and adults too!). This has all the elements of a great story with a great plot, good character development and growth for the protagonist. Good vocabulary and sentence structure for growing reading proficiency etc. I would... See more
Fantastic story for middle school girls or boys (and adults too!). This has all the elements of a great story with a great plot, good character development and growth for the protagonist. Good vocabulary and sentence structure for growing reading proficiency etc. I would definitely recommend.
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AMA
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Gets approval from a picky teen
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019
My son who is entering high school (who can read well but doesn’t now enjoy reading ) was reading this book for an assigned reading project, told me this was a great book! So any book that gets that response from my teen, gets 5 STARS from me. I’ve read about a quarter of... See more
My son who is entering high school (who can read well but doesn’t now enjoy reading ) was reading this book for an assigned reading project, told me this was a great book! So any book that gets that response from my teen, gets 5 STARS from me. I’ve read about a quarter of the book so far. We also purchased this book on audible .
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Excellent reading for teens and adults.
Reviewed in the United States on March 28, 2015
I read this with orally with my teenage grandson who has ADD. He tried reading it on his own, got tangled up in the vocabulary, lost the meaning of the sentences, and finally his interest. I like orally reading with him and he brought this book. We took turns... See more
I read this with orally with my teenage grandson who has ADD. He tried reading it on his own, got tangled up in the vocabulary, lost the meaning of the sentences, and finally his interest.

I like orally reading with him and he brought this book. We took turns reading, stopping at the unknown words and discussing the book. When we fininished we both felt satisfied.

While this in considered teen literature, it is interesting to adults too. In fact the young man developed into a very responsible young adult by the end of the book.
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Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2015
Peak is the ultimate action/survival/friendship/adventure story! Peak opens with the retelling of the time that Peak Marcello scaled a skyscraper in New York, then being arrested for the feat and taken to court. Peak’s parents were there and his biological father is... See more
Peak is the ultimate action/survival/friendship/adventure story! Peak opens with the retelling of the time that Peak Marcello scaled a skyscraper in New York, then being arrested for the feat and taken to court. Peak’s parents were there and his biological father is presented the opportunity to take Peak to Thailand for a while, or send him to jail in New York City. Peak then embarks on the trip with his father to Thailand; only to realize that they are not going to Thailand at all. They are going to climb Mount Everest. They are going to Kathmandu. Peak’s father needs to ramp up his business with the climbing company, so to get publicity he tries to get Peak to become the world’s youngest person to scale the mountain.
Peak is then set up to go climbing, after days upon days Peak fights to get to the summit. Disease is spread throughout the entire camp and many people leave the mountain. Some people even die on the trek up. As Peak rears the summit he is faced with a huge decision. It’s up to you to find out what he does next.
• Peak Marcello- Peak is the main character; he climbs Mount Everest with hopes of becoming the youngest person in the world to reach the summit. Very bold and courageous, but tends to keep to himself.
• Josh- Peak’s biological father, helps Peak try to reach the summit. Hard on the outside, but soft on the inside.
• Sun-Jo- A boy only six days older than Peak, is a fellow competitor to become the youngest to reach the summit. He and Peak are in a fight for duration of the book. Smart and clever, but friendly towards Peak.
• Zopa- The monk that guides Sun-Jo and Peak up Everest, he cares deeply for Sun-Jo. Zopa is very old and wise, with plenty of advice to give to those in need.
• Holly Angelo- a reporter that follows Peak up the mountain and befriends him on the way. Very nosy, but you can tell that she does care about Peak.
• The Twins- Paula and Patrice; Peak’s twin sisters, they are actually only his half-sisters though. Very small and tend to laugh a lot.
• Yogi and Yash- Two Sherpas that accompany Peak and Sun-Jo up Mount Everest. The two tend to keep to themselves during the book, but do provide some helpful information to Peak and sun-Jo.
• Teri Marcello- Peak’s mother. She loves Peak but doesn’t fully approve of him climbing Everest due to a serious climbing injury she suffered.

A major theme throughout this book is Perseverance. Peak battles major winds and harsh, snowy weather. Peak also feels he needs to improve his relationship with Josh, although Josh shows no sign of love for Peak. Peak is also shocked by the amount of people with disease. As the book progresses he shows a little more care for Peak. Peak has to have perseverance to make it up the mountain.
This book is dull in the beginning and a little confusing, but as it proceeds the story develops and blooms into a wonderful book! I would recommend it to someone who likes to wonder why characters make certain decisions. Peak provides a wonderful friendship story of Peak and Sun-Jo, and how Peak develops empathy for Sun-Jo. Peak is an overall good book, for everyone!
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Peak is a good book!
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2015
Have you ever read the book Peak by: Roland Smith? I have, and I will tell you what it is about. If you read it, I think you will like it. It is about a boy named Peak Marcello. He is a fourteen year old boy who is a really good climber. He has two sisters that are... See more
Have you ever read the book Peak by: Roland Smith? I have, and I will tell you what it is about. If you read it, I think you will like it.
It is about a boy named Peak Marcello. He is a fourteen year old boy who is a really good climber. He has two sisters that are twins. He calls them the two little peas. He finds trouble one day when he is caught climbing the Woolworth building. Instead of going to juvenile detention, he is sent to live with his dad, Josh Wood.
His dad lives in Kathmandu. After they got to Kathmandu, Peak gets climbing gear for all of his birthdays and Christmases. After that, he met two friends, Sun-jo and Zopa. Later Peak ended up climbing Mount Everest. Read the book for yourself to find out if he made it to the top!
The book’s main characters are: Josh (Peak’s real dad), Zopa ( one of Josh’s friends and a monk), and Sun-jo ( Peak’s friend and Zopa’s grandson).
I think that the book is good because it is very entertaining. I would recommend this book because it kept me interested and I think anyone would like Peak if they tried to read it.
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BusyG
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Really gripping, well written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2021
I had to read a book about a sporting teen for a book challenge. I don''t much like sports books, but was browsing lists of young adult sports fiction when I came across a precis of this and it sounded interesting. It was a really enjoyable read - descriptive, gripping and...See more
I had to read a book about a sporting teen for a book challenge. I don''t much like sports books, but was browsing lists of young adult sports fiction when I came across a precis of this and it sounded interesting. It was a really enjoyable read - descriptive, gripping and had good character development. I am going to read the rest of the series.
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Great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 31, 2012
I bought this book for the more able readers in my Year 5 class (9-10 years olds) as we were learning about mountains. I took it on holiday with me at half term to read before giving it to them & loved it. It is a great story with enough realistic mountain details that they...See more
I bought this book for the more able readers in my Year 5 class (9-10 years olds) as we were learning about mountains. I took it on holiday with me at half term to read before giving it to them & loved it. It is a great story with enough realistic mountain details that they feel they are reading a good adventure book & at the same time learning such a lot about high mountain environments. All the factual things we have been studying came alive in this book. Apart from a couple of swear words (which we discussed & decided were acceptable in the context they were used, but not to be repeated by the children!) it is suitable for children of this age.
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Cleverly structured as well as an interesting read, from beginning to end
Reviewed in Canada on July 17, 2018
Cleverly structured as well as interesting, from beginning to end. First read this book 7 years ago and still a fun read.
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Five Stars
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Fantastic book by Roland Smith a MUST read for any one.
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