Realistic Fiction, by Roland Smith, Published 2007
When Peak is caught climbing a skyscraper, he’s sent to a juvenile detention center. His father, Josh Woods, gets him out of it by sending him to Chiang Mai, in Thailand, to live with him. Peak has to climb Everest before his fifthteenth birthday to be the youngest man to ever climb everest. Josh leads a group to climb it, along with a monk named Zopa, who brought his son, Sun-Jo. The book included all of the struggles Peak and the others face as they climb Everest. I personally liked the book because I never read a book about mountain climbing before, and it’s interesting to see who makes it to the summit and who doesn’t. Four out of Five stars.
This was our final meeting, we all have finished the book and enjoyed it, a seven out of ten. My two questions were; “How would you react if you’re dad said you couldn’t climb the summit of Mt. Everest after you’ve worked so hard to do so?” and “Would you have done what Peak did to let Sun-jo be the youngest climber to climb Mt. Everest?”
I was absent the day my club had a meeting, so I could not be in on the conversation. My two questions would have been, “Who do you think will make it to the summit, who won’t? why?” and “Knowing all the hardships, would you climb Mt. Everest in the future? Why?”
My book club is reading Peak, an adventurous book about a boy named Peak who climbs Mt. Everest. We read the first one hundred pages and everyone seemed to like it. My two discussion questions were; “How would you feel if you were moved against your will over to another country with a father you didn’t know very well?” and “Would you want to climb Mt. Everest, and why?”