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

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Peak by Roland Smith

vs.

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.

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