Dear Ronald Smith,
Your book Peak taught me how important teamwork is. Sun-Jo would have never made it to camp two if it weren’t for Peak, the main character, climbing that sky scraper and helping him along the book way. I know this because in the last twenty to thirty steps Sun-Jo wanted to give up, but Peak wouldn't let him because he was so close to the summit. If he hadn't encouraged him to go farther, Peak would have made it to the summit and Sun-Jo wouldn't have. This friendship taught me how important team work is and how essential it is for me to help my little brother who struggles with reading every now and then. I didn't always love to read with him but now I know that if I didn't help him, he would never make it any farther on the "mountain". It also helps him know that it's not a pain to read if he sees that I'll read with him.
Peak also taught me that you can make good out of something bad. Peak illegally climbed a sky scraper and made it to the summit. If he hadn't climbed the sky scraper he would not have made it to Asia. My closest friend I've ever made moved away more than a year ago. We had no bad times together, which made it even harder. This book teaches me to look at the bright sides. If she hadn't moved, I probably would have never tried something never and played football at recess. I would have probably played with her.
I also learned something from the last sentences of the book, "All you get from climbing Everest is a great view. What really matters is what lies below." Some people set goals, but get so focused on achieving them that they forget what's important. Shortly after reading your book, I saw a movie at book club where people were climbing Mt. Everest and one of them wasn’t going to make it. He climbed Mt. Everest and got the view but he never got to see his child- "what really matters."
I read your book through a book club at the library. And now if my mom asks why I join them all the time I say it is because your book changed my point of view forever. Thank you for writing your book.