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18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Book

Peak by Ronald Smith is an action filled realistic fiction novel. I liked this book because it made me want to keep reading it from beginning to end because of all the adventure going on in the book at once.This story takes place in New York City and Asia. The major con...
Peak by Ronald Smith is an action filled realistic fiction novel. I liked this book because it made me want to keep reading it from beginning to end because of all the adventure going on in the book at once.This story takes place in New York City and Asia. The major conflict in this book is that after being arrested for climbing a skyscraper, Peak has to live with his father in Thailand and is planning on climbing Mount Everest while he is there. Peak thinks he is going to bond with his father but his father actually wants Peak to be the youngest person to reach the peak of Everest for the fame and fortune. Another kid though is trying to also be the youngest to climb Everest. Him and Peak battle to get to the top and learn a lesson from it. The story is told by Peak in the first person. I liked how the author wrote this book because he didn't make things complicated to understand and it was simple to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a thrilling story. Anyone who reads this book will get an adventure out of it.

posted by 2243188 on November 20, 2009

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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

I am probably the only one who dosen't like this book

It's not just about mountain climbing. don't get me wrong it was an alright book, but i guess it didn't really get to me. it's relatable to a certain extent. to me the book is very interest oriented. overal it's an okay novel to read.

posted by 3480596 on May 5, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    This is a perfect example of a good idea executed poorly. As som

    This is a perfect example of a good idea executed poorly. As someone who loves to read classics such as "The Great Gatsby" and "To Kill a Mocking Bird" , I was disappointed with my school when we were required to read this book. There are so many inaccuracies, unrealistic situations, and unlikable characters that make the already boring plot worse. No 14 year old receive the highest fine in  New York's history for trespassing. In fact, no 14 year old would receive 6 or more years for climbing a sky scraper. No judge would go off the record at all either and would never send a 14 year old to a foreign country with no guarantee of return. The other fact that the book says that violin and cello bows are made of gut just makes me mad, and would be fine if it was the only issue, but spelling, grammatical errors, and bad writing are also in this book. The book is written how a 14 year old would write it, and that's if the 14 year old weren't a very good writer in the first place. I will give this book the benefit of teaching me about Mt. Everest and climbing in general, but that isn't why I read books. I read books for good writing, plot, character development, and most of all, enjoyment. The only thing this book has is character development and that is minimal. Peak finally realizes that his father is a jerk after 14 years of almost no communication with him. He also realizes that is step dad is actually a good dad after 14 years of nothing but support and kindness from him. This and the fact that a stuck up reporter realizes that she isn't the best thing ever is pretty much all the character development there is. If you still think this book is good after reading this, let me ask you something. Would you allow your 14 year old son to climb Mt. Everest? Would you allow for your 14 year old son to be sent to a foreign country with someone you haven't seen for years and know is not very trustworthy? Finally, would you want to read a book that is supposed to be realistic, but everything I just said happens when there are plenty of better books about Mt. Everest such as "Up In Thin Air"?  I think not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    They need to make books abou black jesus

    They never make books about black jesus some peeple think he is not reel weel i do man you guyzzzzzz suk so much you shold all make me a book in blk jesus plezzzzz

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    I read this book immediately after finishing "Into Thin Air

    I read this book immediately after finishing "Into Thin Air" and was stunned by the blatant use of stories and character descriptions from that book. Might as well just read the original instead of this copycat fictionalized version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Ohhhhh!!!!!

    This book has the a word in it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Scared

    Most books i like other don't that is why i don't want to buy this book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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