Peak (the book) felt realistic, and the drama was effective because real people do stuff like climb Mt. Everest on the regular. But in The Edge, Peak (the boy) avoids kidnapping, rescues his mother, the girl he’s crushing on, and the randomly returned Zopa (who is awesome but…it’s still weird that he’s in this book), and witnesses a whole buncha people getting murdered. That is…not so relatable.
Also, the book felt very expositional. We learn a lot of things because either Peak or another character wants to lay out a bunch of information, paragraph-style, throughout the course of an otherwise normal conversation. And was Peak always so arrogant? He’s a nice enough guy, but he’s super judgmental while thinking he’s not, which is the WORST kind. He’s not into phones, or flirting, or insulting people. He’s above it all and COME ON you’re a human teenager, it’s okay to have a bad side.
Clearly, this book did not win me over. It was interesting, and I did learn a few things in the midst of all that exposition, but. I don’t recommend it.
But the trip quickly goes from good time to nightmare. Attacked by an unknown and unseen enemy, some of the climbers are kidnapped – including Peak’s mom.
Peak has no choice but to go after them.
In The Edge, the gripping, high-stakes sequel to the best-selling Peak, Roland Smith once again delivers a great adventure story with unforgettable characters, gut-wrenching action, and a driving plot.
Release Date: October 2015