This book was terrifc. Great plots. Funny wording. Realistic happenings...Peak Marcello is a 14 year old boy who's an amateur climber. He's arrested one day for scaling Manhattan's Woolworth Building, in an attempt to graffiti his tag-a blue mountain peak-high on the side of it. Instead of being stuck in juvie for his crimes, he is to live with his real father: Joshua Woods and is to 'disappear'. Before the trek to China, where Peak's father runs a commercial climbing operation on the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, Peak's English teacher, Vincent, gives him two notebooks to fill, which will complete his requirements for the school year. The hook here is Peak will try to become the youngest person ever to scale Everest.
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