Peak by Roland Smith

Peak is a boy who was born to climb – but the only things to climb in Manhattan are skyscrapers. After getting caught climbing where he shouldn’t, he has a choice: juvenile detention or live with his long lost dad in Thailand. He chooses his dad but finds that his dad willingness to look after him is not as straightforward as he thought. His dad has his own agenda and soon Peak finds himself at Base Camp Mount Everest.

The book is written in Peak’s open, friendly and honest voice. If you are interested in climbing then the book provides plenty of information about how mountains like Everest are climbed. However, it also an adventure book and a coming of age book as Peak has to make some tough decisions about what really matters in life. Enjoyable, thought provoking and interesting.

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