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Post by 133749 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:04 pm

Peak

author: roland smith

genre: fiction

Have you ever wondered what inspires people to climb mountains? What drives some to the highest peaks? Fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello was born to climb. Born to a couple of dedicated "rock rats," Peak has climbing in his blood.

Peak's parents are divorced. He hasn't heard from his father for years. Suddenly, after being arrested for illegally climbing a skyscraper, Peak finds himself on his way to Kathmandu to join his dad, famous climber, Joshua Wood.

Forced to leave his mother, stepfather, and half-sisters behind, Peak has mixed feelings about the trip. It means spending time in some of the best climbing territory in the world. It also means spending time with a man who never answered his letters or bothered to get to know his own son.

Once Peak arrives in the neighborhood of Mt. Everest, the real plan becomes evident. Joshua Wood runs an adventure/expedition company struggling to make ends meet. Taking the youngest ever person to the summit of Mt. Everest would assure the continued success of his company. Peak is just the fourteen year old for the job. Can he survive the brutal conditions and make it to the top? Will his father be able to protect him from the foreign authorities who have other ideas about who should be allowed to climb in their country?

Peak Marcello is about to have the adventure of a lifetime. His mental as well as physical strength will be tested, and what is truly important in life will be revealed.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:53 am

Q:In the book Peak, what type of notebook does Peak write his story down in?
A: A Moleskine notebook.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:04 pm

Q: What was Peak's literary mentor's name?
A: Vincent
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Post by LeiraKasra on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:05 pm

Q: What did Peak get in trouble for climbing?
A: A skyscraper
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Post by LeiraKasra on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:06 pm

Q: When Peak was caught, where did they take him?
A: Juvenile Detention Center (JDC)
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Post by LeiraKasra on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:07 pm

Q: What was Peak's father's name?
A: Joshua Wood
#: pg. 19
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:56 pm

Q: What summit was Peak going to climb?
A: Everest
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm

Q: What was the other boy’s name and Peak’s friend?
A: Sun-Jo
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:59 pm

Q: What was his stepfather’s name?
A: Rolf
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Q: What was the name of the high-pitched reporter, who also started the climb?
A: Holly
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:03 pm

Q: What did Peak call his father?
A: Josh
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:05 pm

Q: What side of Everest did they climb up?
A: Chinese, North side in Tibet
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:06 pm

Q: What was the name of the captain on the mountain?
A: Captain Shek
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Q: Who saved Joshua Wood’s life?
A: Ki-tar, Sun-Jo’s father
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:07 pm

Q: Who is Ki-tar’s father?
A: Zopa
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:08 pm

Q: What were the colors in the puja blessing ceremony?
A: red, green, yellow, blue, white
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:09 pm

Q: What is a puja?
A: A Buddhist blessing ritual that most climbing parties went through
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:10 pm

Q: What did climbers have to go through before climbing?
A: Acclimatization
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Post by 133749 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:43 pm

Q: How old are Peak and Sun-Jo when they reach the summit?
A: 14 years old
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