The Contest (Everest, Book #1)

by Gordon Korman

Paperback, 2002

Status

Available

Local notes

PB Kor

Barcode

1304

Genres

Publication

Scholastic (2002), 144 pages

Description

Dominic, Chris, Perry, Tilt, Sammi, Bryn, and Cameron compete with each other to be selected as part of a team of teenage climbers with the goal of ascending Mount Everest.

Awards

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2004

Physical description

144 p.; 5.25 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member sroeck
This is an exciting book to read. It seems more like fiction than not. It is full of how real people would respond and feel to different extreme happenings. Because of this, any reader can understand and relate to the characters. You emphasize with Dominic, worry about Perry and dislike Tilt.
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Everybody understands that to climb Mt. Everest is hard and dangerous. This book helps you to understand why both technically and you can picture it in your mind. You can almost feel your muscles straining or your lungs filling with the cold air.
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LibraryThing member Neverwithoutabook
A good Young Adult for the young adventurer in your life. A contest...a win...a dream come true. Who will be the next youngest person to climb Everest? I'm off to read the next one in the series! Know any young adventurous types who might like a cool story to read?
LibraryThing member rgruberexcel
RGG: Exciting, "cliff hanger" about adolescents trying to make the team to climb Mt. Everest. Some of the characters could be sketched out better, but readers will be anxious to read the entire series. Reading Level: 10-14.
LibraryThing member rgruberexcel
RGG: Exciting, "cliff hanger" about adolescents trying to make the team to climb Mt. Everest. Some of the characters could be sketched out better, but readers will be anxious to read the entire series. Reading Level: 10-14.
LibraryThing member ferrisscottr
About what I'd expect from Gordon Korman (it's not my first time reading him and his formula doesn't change that much).
Good characters.
Interesting story.
Incredibly unbelievable though - there is nothing in this book that would make me remotely believe that this would happen and that's a problem in
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a book like this because you just never feel like anything bad would happen (it does) because it's so unrealistic.

It was a fun hour out of my life but not much more (glad I got this out of the library instead of paying money for it)
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LibraryThing member mutantpudding
Reading this series at 14; Climbling isn't really for me but it sounds exciting and these kids are so cool and talented! The descriptions are great and I love learning about Everest. So funny, interesting, and intense!

Reading this series at 27; All my thoughts from when I first read these books
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still apply, but also, who let these babies climb a freakin mountain of death??!! I love the characters and story, and I really apprecite that the books take the dangers of mountaineering seriously without being overly graphic about it.
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Pages

144

Rating

½ (65 ratings; 3.7)
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