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Peakby Roland Smith
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The only thing youand#8217;ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. and#8211; 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 Peakand#8217;s dangerous ascentand#8212;told in his own wordsand#8212;is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
Theand#160;emotional, tension-filledand#160;story of aand#160;fourteen-year-old boy's attempt to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.
The only thing youll 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, hes left with a choice: wither away in juvenile detention or fly to Kathmandu with his long-lost father. Peak quickly learns that his fathers renewed interest in him has strings attached. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit. The story of Peaks dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.
After being arrested for scaling a New York skyscraper and then sent to live with his long-lost father and fellow climber, Peak Marcello finds it difficult to rebuild their bond, thus when his father suddenly pushes him to climb Mt. Everest, Peak must take into consideration his father's questionable motives.
About the Author
Roland Smith is a former zookeeper and leading expert on red wolves as well as an author. He lives on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.
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