Teen Book Battles: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume vs. Peak by Roland Smith

Today I’m breaking out my metaphorical carabiners and clawing into these climbing books.

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Peak by Roland Smith

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Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume

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Peak

Tiger Eyes

PEAK: Peak’s story begins with a crime. You really aren’t supposed to climb the skyscrapers in New York City. It is a great way to get arrested, or at least that’s what happens to Peak. This sets off a chain of events that leads to Mount Everest where Peak will attempt to be the youngest person to climb to the top.

Tiger Eyes: Davey’s story begins with a crime. Someone murdered her father setting off a chain of events that leads to the canyons of New Mexico where she climbs rocks to get away.

Peak’s story is so cold and edgy.

Davey’s story is hot and rocky.

Both have parents with addictions. Both have adventures. Both develop unusual relationships with the people around them. Both books are really awesome reads.

Peak is often highlighted on lists for people who don’t like to read.

As for Tiger Eyes, I suppose if you really don’t like to read you could always try the movie!

I don’t usually read realistic fiction but I’m starting to think that ficticious realities might not be so bad.

Words of Warriors: The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle

The Hallowed Ones
The Hallowed Ones

Look out!  It’s the Amish against Vampires! I bet you never predicted someone would come up with an idea this bizarre!

Surprisingly, Laura Bickle makes this plot work and has written a engaging story. The characters are likeable, their actions believeable.  And yes, this is part one of a series.

Battle Royale Rule Breaker

So today I decided to just go ahead and break all the rules EXCEPT the battle royale.  As summer quickly approaches, my mind is less on what book I want to read and more on where I’d like to be reading it.  Let us know your dream vacation destination. Feel free to vote and leave a comment!