Recommended for Readers
in 6th Grade and up
2008 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
2007 - National Outdoor Children's Book Award
Peak is the son of two famous mountain climbers, but when his need to climb pushes him off a skyscraper and into trouble, Peak's family life is also turned upside down. Leaving his mother, stepfather, and half-sisters in New York, Peak embarks on an adventure to climb Mt. Everest with a father he hardly knows. Will he become the youngest climber to reach the summit?
This book moves quickly and holds the interest of even for the most outdoor-challenged readers. Peak's conflicts with various family members are relatable to readers, and the life and death circumstances he faces on the world's tallest mountain are conveyed with details that non-mountaineering readers can understand.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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