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The Contest by Gordon Korman
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The Contest (2004)

by Gordon Korman

Series: Everest (1)

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thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest

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 is chance, bravery, and action.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24073.The_Contest
  Sara1211 | Sep 25, 2016 |
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 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) ( )
  ferrisscottr | Jun 18, 2013 |
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.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 15, 2012 |
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.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 15, 2012 |
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.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 15, 2012 |
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A thrilling adventure trilogy from Gordon Korman about a number of kids competing to be the youngest person to ever reach the top of Mt. Everest

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 is chance, bravery, and action.

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A contest is held to see who will be the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest.

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