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The Summit (Everest Series #3)
     

The Summit (Everest Series #3)

4.8 18
by Gordon Korman
 

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Disaster strikes in this spellbinding conclusion to Gordon Korman's thrilling Everest trilogy.

Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low. Conditions are extreme. One of the kids is trying

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Disaster strikes in this spellbinding conclusion to Gordon Korman's thrilling Everest trilogy.

Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit. Supplies are low. Conditions are extreme. One of the kids is trying to sabotage the others.
And then the storm hits. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Fourteen-year-old Tilt Crowley is physically tough and mentally rough. He longs to become the youngest person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest and is happy when his SummitQuest team gets a third attempt to scale the mountain. The team consists of adults and four young people who have trained for a number of weeks to meet a goal that stops even the hardiest adults. Tilt is chasing fame and fortune without understanding that greed can defeat the strongest climber. He is not reasonably prepared for what takes place on the mountain, especially once he tries to sabotage a younger team member's attempt. His attitude and the easy-going manner of 13-year-old team member Dominic cause the right amount of tension to keep readers glued to the pages. The addition of another team, This Way Up, which has the previous youngest person to top the mountain, offers a second obstacle with which Crowley has to contend. Weather elements are extreme and include sub-zero temperatures as well as a storm that makes mountaineering all but impossible. This storyline moves quickly and leaves readers on the edge of their seats as it chronicles the few days in which the team challenges the mountain. A mix of e-mails, narrative, and articles from the National Daily newspaper works well to complete a satisfying, page turning tale that is one in the "Everest" series. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545392341
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Everest Series , #3
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
113,764
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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The Summit (Everest Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this series with my ten year old son. While it is somewhat frustrating that we needed to read three books to get to the apex (pun intended), it was worth the waiting. The plot was interesting. It presented the moral dilemma of children reaching a goal while putting themselves in harm's way, and the adult ultimately responsible. The books do present the topic in a clear, cogent fashion. More historical information, or a few pictures of the mountain, e.g., Hillary Step, Lhotse Face, Khumba Ice Fall, would have been a good idea. Nevertheless, my son and I both enjoyed reading the series together.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was a GREAT book. You should definately read it! I liked it when Ethan and Dominique got stuck on Mt. Everest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo good I really got into the book and thats not like me at all this book was really good ecspecially when I found out who dies and i wish there were more books to this series!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Without dought the best book of the three in the trilogy. It was a blend of action, tragedy, adventure, and triumph. Great for all ages!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exciting and keeps you reading for more. I recommand this book for everyone. Not just kids, but adults too. This is a great book, and it's awsome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read it for school and now im going to read it again. It's my favorite book so far, well the series is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an anspiring book for climbers of young or old! Even if you are not a climber this book will interest you with all the heart stopping action, danger they face, and the stress of being a climber! Recommened: If read when 8 and up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These are my absolute favorite series and books. They've got great characters and are full of excitement. I'd recommend them to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite trilogy of all time! I've read it four times now, and I'm sure I will many more. You follow the youngest Everest expedition ever on a quest to reach the world's highest mountain. There are challenges, like bad weather, and then one of the four is terrorizing the others. One of them doesn't make it, and it's just a really realistic ending. Plus, they do summit the new record holder to the top! It's a great book, and I recommend it to everyone I see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was not only a thrilling and an eventful story, but it told a story that could happen but has not. It was exciting and it definetally is reccommended by me. This story has many characters, to name a few: Bryn, Tilt, Dominique, Chris, Sammi, Perry.... Dominique is the youngest at thirteen. There are only four spots in the Summit group and there are nineteen 'contestants' at the boot camp.Then the first cut takes out nine.'THIS IS IN THE FIRST BOOK, THE CONTEST!!!' I won't give away the adventures in this thrilling, adventurous book. So read on!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome! i read it it one afternoon! its that good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! It got more and more exciting as I turned the pages! Mt. Everest is amazing. I'm still facinated by everything about Mt. Everest. Too bad for Tilt, I was beginning to understand him. That made the ending better. You'll have to read it to find out what happens! I really liked Sammi's personality. It added to the story. I really recommend it! It is really good and a fun read. It is certainly worth reading. At times, I felt like I was climbing the highest mountain in the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was excellent, i hope Korman writes another sequal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series of books are VERY good! THis has to be my favorite one out of the Everest 3!