Jake Evans is
fifteen years old and is a climber. He rock climbs for fun, and for sport.
His best friend, Peter Montpetit, climbs as well, only on a different level.
Peter has an irrational fear of heights.
When a climb in the Bugaboo Mountains comes up, Peter buys a video camera to
document how Jake will climb the treacherous heights alone. Here they meet
up with a girl named Katja, a runaway from the law. Now that they have her
with them, things just keep getting more and more interesting.
This is a novel that should be read, if you love a good climax. I found that
every time the story reached an exciting part, I was anxiously anticipating
the next moment. It was awesome. I loved the way the author brought alive
the sense of reality and fear.
I would recommend this book for twelve years and up. Humor and the
seriousness of life come together to create a wonderfully planned story.
Four out of five stars for Vertical Limits. I took deducted one star
because the novel has a bumpy start, but smoothed out nicely once it got