The Contest (Everest Series #1)

The Contest (Everest Series #1)

by Gordon Korman

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Overview

A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest

Four kids. One mountain.

They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking. When the final four reach the higher peaks, disaster strikes-and all that separates the living from the dead is chance, bravery, and action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545392327
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Series: Everest Series , #1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 73,461
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gordon Korman is the #1 bestselling author of three books in The 39 Clues series as well as eight books in his Swindle series: Swindle, Zoobreak, Framed, Showoff, Hideout, Jackpot, Unleashed, and Jingle. His other books include This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall! (published when he was 14); The Toilet Paper Tigers; Radio Fifth Grade; Slacker; Restart; Whatshisface; Level 13; the trilogies Island, Everest, Dive, Kidnapped, and Titanic; and the series The Hypnotists and On the Run. Gordon grew up in Thornhill, Ontario and he lives in New York with his family. Visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.

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From Everest

"What's the matter with you, kid? Why don't you look where you're going?"

"Sorry." Dominic picked up the vial and scooted out of the way. Mom had continuous nightmares that climbing would kill at least one member of her family. I'll bet she wasn't expecting it to happen like this, he reflected, a little shaken.

The SUV accelerated up the ramp, pausing at the top. The driver tossed a candy bar wrapper into the trash barrel and drove off. It was a Summit Energy Bar. Dominic recognized the logo from where he stood, rooted to the spot. He had climbed towering cliffs, yet walking up this gentle slope to get that piece of paper seemed much, much harder.

He reached into the garbage and fished out the sticky wrapper. In a way, he almost knew what he would see before he turned it over.

A V!

It was a ticket to the top of the world.

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The Contest (Everest Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have to read ALL 3 books of Everest! Once I pick one of them up i cant put them down. They are definitly my favorite books ever. It makes me feel like i want to climb Everest myself!!! Gordon Korman ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book and series, though it looks like a cheesy book, it is a read that will keep you hanging until the end of the series to see who the youngest person to climb everest is; and to see who is e-mailing the National Daily day by day events to put in the paper and put the expedition leader's career in jeopardy.
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good Young Adult for the young adventurer in your life. A contest...a win...a dream come true. Who will be the next youngest person to climb Everest? I'm off to read the next one in the series! Know any young adventurous types who might like a cool story to read?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Korman's books, but this triology is one of my favorites. I loved how it was realistic, somewhat humorous, and "un-put-downable." (I think I just invented a new phrase) I totally recomend this for kids from 10-13! Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOUSE OF HADES BY RICK RIODAN IS BETTER YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book1 part 1: the nieghbor * * * It was a hot summer day in brooklyne for 17 year old angie, the 'cutie bop' at her school, because, well...she was a cutie. With her perfect doll face, blonde curly hair, blue eyes, light skin, and naturely pink lips, she was the barbie of westmount highschool. She looked out her 2nd story bedroom window that faced the window of the empty house next door. Creepy. She felt the suns rays and thought, 'perfect tanning day.' She slipped on her smallest bikini, so most of her breast and under thigh would get tanned. She slathered on SPF15 and went downstairs. Her mom was watching JEPORDY and barley noticed her, like always. Angie sighed and said, ''hey mom, i'm gonna jump into a snake pit, so, bye.'' Her mom snorrted and said, ''okay honey. Have a nice time.'' Angie stompped out of the house, angry with her mom.she quickly unfolded a chair in the front yard, layed down, looked over the fence, and gasped. There was a family moving into the house nextdoor, wich she thought was weird since it was old and creepy, but what really caught her attention was the teenage boy liftting a box. The HOT teenage boy liftting a box. Chapter 2 coming soon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
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i love this book so much that it became my new favorite! this is my first time reading one of his books and i loved it! it made me feel like i was there with the characters the whole time!!! now i really want to climb everest myself! i cant wait to read another trilogy of his!!
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WTDROX More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had that feeling after finishing a book in a trilogy and you want to got straight to the next one? That's the exact feeling I got after reading the first book in the Everest Series. I opened the first page and couldn't put it down. I'm not that avid a reader in the first place so when i got a hold of this, it was amazing. At a 60ph clip, I finished it in a day, but I felt like I had run the 90 miles that they had to in the book and climbed the rock walls they tried to conquer. I had never felt an experience with such great characters and conflicts. So, if you want some excitement and well rounded characters, pick up the introduction to the Everest Trilogy and if you're in the mood, pick up the other two. You could finish three masterpieces in one day.
HPANAI More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome i first heard it in 5th grade my teacher read it 2 the class n i jus had 2 buy it 2 finish it n once i did i was captivated! ive read all 3 books at least 5 times n ill STILL keep reading them! there the type of books that u can read over n over again cause there jus so good! the way dominic conquers everything despite his size the way ... wait i better not tell u nemore cause then u wont have 2 buy the book ull jus read this n know wat happens! well if ur reading this know that everything i said is true n i really hope u buy this book its awesome n ull love it (n if ur a teacher ur class will like it 2! =D
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When a friend recommended this book I didn't think I'd be able to get into it but I totally did. I loved Sammi's character. Gordon Korman has done it again, fantastic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
These books were so good I coudn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was so intense,my favorite part was when Bryn slept walked off the mountain and Dominic Alexis saved her! That book I DEFINITLY recommend this book to action cravers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It¿s about a boy who gets in a contest to see who can reach the top of the mountain Everest fist. People do get hurt in the story and of course they have training to do before climbing the mountain. People do get eliminated! If you love the show called Survivor you will love this book. It¿s almost like it. But not the very beginning, you read on you will see the compares to the show Survivor and this book. What I did like about the book was that you don¿t want to put it down on the last few chapters. What I don¿t like is that the begging had no action in it You have to reads the book in order so you know what¿s going on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, I'll admit I haven't actually finished this yet, but so far it's great! I should've ordered these books from the book list at school but I didn't. If you are obbsessed with Everest you must read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book. The main characters, Chris and Dominic, are brothers in this book. Chris is one of the best climbers in the world. He is tough, strong, and fit. Dominic is determined and willing in the training camp. The genre of this book is an adventure book. The story takes place in a country called Nepal. The theme of this book is kids that have to win a contest to be able to go to training camp. But even though if they win the contest they could still be cut. This is what made this book exiting. If you are the type of person that likes adventure and excitement you should read this book. In my opinion I liked Everest better than Island, but Island is a great book also. They are both written by Gordon Korman. I think that Everest is better than Island because the adventure in Everest makes it more exciting than Island. I was shocked with some of the kids that they cut from the training. This book is one of the best adventure books that I have ever read. It is a good book for kids because it boes not have alot of big words that are hard to understand. I think it is better to read the book for a good 30 min. so you have time to get the emotions and get into the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really great book. When I checked it out, I did it b/c it was there and there was nothing else for me to read, I wasn't a big fan of mt. everest, I just thought it was neat. But then I read this book and it really made me want to read more of his books, this is really great and I totally recomend it. E me with good books like the ons I reccomended, I like medival books, and stuff like that.