The Contest - Everest, Book 1 Author:Gordon Korman 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... more » is chance, bravery, and action.« less
We read this aloud, my husband, 17 year old and I. As avid hikers, campers and adventurers with teens, this really satisfied us. It is written in a way that lends itself to reading aloud. We were extremely pleased with the pacing, the problems clearly laid out and the way the characters showed who they really were.