The only thing you'll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. -Peak Marcello After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with a choice: wither away in juvenile detention or fly to Kathmandu with his long-lost father. Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit. The story of Peak's dangerous ascent--told in his own words--is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down. Awards: ALA Best Book for Young Adults, ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, Booklist Editors' Choice, National Book Award Winner, Junior Library Guild Selection
Peak's famous dad wants him to be the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest.