: Customer Reviews: Within Reach: My Everest Storyin my opinion, it probaby could've been a little more descriptive. the story all in all is good has very good first person writing and can draw a reader in well and inspire them. kliatt codes: jsa*—exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. hopefully this review motivates you to go pick up this book because this is a great book that should entertain anyone who likes to read. of fametop 500 revieweron june 9, 2001format: paperback|verified purchasethis is a terrific book for teens, young adults, and, yes, adults about a rhode island teenager, mark pfetzer, who makes his dreams come true. non-fiction book, my everest story by mark pfetzer is an inspiring novel about an ordinary sixteen year old boy named mark pfetzer, along with seven other climbers who summit mount everest, one of the tallest mountains in the world. out of 5 stars5 star43%4 star47%3 star6%2 star1%1 star3%within reach: my everest story (nonfiction)bymark pfetzerformat: paperback|changeprice:. everest story by jack galvin is a great book with some wonderful features. i would not recommend this book to someone who does not have prior background knowledge about climbing. i figured it would be a story about climbing the tallest mountain in the world, everest, just by looking at the title. he was able to climb everest and take the time to do his math homework while being happy.+ free shipping with amazon primeyour rating(clear)rate this itemyour rating. this story makes me feel like i am there with him. reach: my everest story i read this book for two specific reasons, i enjoy reading true story adventure books and my mom recommended it too me because she likes to read the same type of books i read. this book’s purpose was to appeal to readers and t. the book kicks off when mark is in his early teens and is participating in an outdoor adventure camp. pfetzer makes me want to fulfill my dreams by going completely out of the box. personally, i feel as if this book was decent, but not great by any means. in my opinion, it probaby could've been a little more descriptive. mark summits mount pisco, several mountains across the himalayas, and even attempts to summit everest at the age of 15 and 16. denied everest in both '95 and '96, he geared up for another attempt in '97. pfetzer writes the book as if he was writing in a journal in detail about his days learning about climbing, training and the steps needed to accomplish his goals. the book includes an exposition at the end of the book, which explains many of the climbing terms that were used. i understand that this is one of the main points of the book - that mark 'is pretty much an adult', really mature etc, but i just don't believe you can compact real life experience. it was a dangerous experience due to the weathers he had to face through and dangerous environment having to start off from the bottom and reach the first base camp and adapting to the new environment. this book explains the life goal of a boy named mark pfetzer. every moment in the book he explains in full detail, from coughing up blood near the top of one of the tallest mountains in the world to spending quality time with his family. six weeks of mount everest base camp was very hard for him. his endeavors on high altitude peaks, including everest, are noteworthy, notwithstanding that he climbed with guided expeditions. 7 up-readers who enjoyed john krakauer's into thin air (villard, 1997) will also be interested in pfetzer's credible and inspiring climbing story that puts both authors on everest on that tragic may morning in 1996. all of these people had been great role models for mark, as well as myself, in a way that made me connect to mark's conflicts and dilemmas. out of 5 starsa teen takes on everest and lives to tell the tale. the story has lots of description as mark admires the epic view he saw in the mountains. we all can tell during the story he is that protagonist and nature is the antagonist..which by the end of the book, i was having a hard time seeing. he does rigorous exercises every night until he knows that he is ready to climb everest. the reason my favorite character is mark is because of his great work ethic and his dedication to follow his dreams at a young age. i would have wanted to know if mark had completed his second everest summit by the end if the book.
The My Hero Project - Mark Pfetzerwhen he final reaches the summit he is the youngest to ever summit the mountain. for me, i thought it would be a good story about a boy who’s dream is to climb mt. in 1996, he came within a few thousand feet of his dream: the summit of everest. sometimes i enjoy reading slightly challenging books because it helps me become a better reader. overall, within reach is one of the best non-fiction books i've read so far. mark prepares for his mount everest adventure by exercising every night - including lifting weights in his basement, working with his personal trainer, and jogging up and down the stairs of the newport hospital where his mom works. during the start of the book it tells how he had to find sponsors and supplies to buy for the climb. the book is about him following his dreams of climbing everest at such a young age. this book was a really good read and i was happy i chose it, it kept me wanting to read more almost every time i picked up the book. this is to date the worst accident in mountaineering history, when eight climbers perished. i personally loved this book because he kept me intrigued by giving his thoughts and input on how he started to love a great climb. i really liked this book because it was an underdog book. he goes on an expedition to climb the tallest mountain in the world, everest. would recommend this book for those who like nonfiction books about people’s stories on how they were able to accomplish their goal and there travels. i would recommend this book to any middle or high school student. the characters you see in this image:Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. this book is a great read because of its theme and character progression. this is a truly inspirational book for everyone full of surprises, and can only leave one a better person at the end." one of the flaws in this book is that it is difficult to keep track of the different expeditions and eventually they seem to merge. members enjoy free two-day shipping and exclusive access to music, movies, tv shows, original audio series, and kindle books. is my second book from asia as part of the read around the world challenge. you're looking for mountaineering book, i'd highly recommend jon krakauer's into thin air, which is far superior book, both for the quality of its writing, and also for its success in portraying the magnitude, grandeur and determination required to scale to the heights of the world. it was one of best non fiction books i have ever read. while towards the end of his journal he may appear to be suffering from trophy mountain madness, it does not diminish the palpable love of climbing that permeates the pages of the book. see what your friends thought of this book,To ask other readers questions about. throughout the book, it is shown that a person can do anything, no matter who they are. i really didn’t get a lot of interest for just that small part of the whole book and then the rest of the book was all about his other trips to other places. when i found this book i thought it was going to have a lot of action and dangerous conflicts along the way so i decided to read it. one of main ideas in my everest story was let nothing stand in your way. the book had almost no persuasive sections though, which seems quite fitting for this type of book. after reading this book i got more than what i expected. years later, and books are still being published concerning the may 1996 tragedy on mt. title of my book is, within reach, by mark pfetzer. book "within reach: my everest story" by mark pfetzer is a interesting book. title of my book is, within reach, by mark pfetzer.'s not that the book wasn't interesting, but it just wasn't, well, great. he reaches 26,000 feet and a storm, that kills eight, forces them to go back down. it made me think about what i want to accomplish in my life.
.0 out of 5 starsgreat purchasebyamazon customeron august 2, 2010format: paperback|verified purchasemy niece needed this book as part of her summer reading list. eighteen year old climber mark pfetzer, had an amazing story to tell about his journey to everest and all of the experiences that followed. the climbing descriptions are dramatic, but the soul of this inspirational book is the saga of mark's personal development. the book is written in a different way most books are written. the book is about him following his dreams of climbing everest at such a young age. at the end of the book mark sacrifices climbing to spend time with his dying father. july 8, 2014format: paperback|verified purchaseinteresting book written from an unusual perspective, a teenager. everest story by jack galvin is a great book with some wonderful features. my everest story is a book compiled with a variety of journal entries, written throughout his teenage years, about his journey and growth as a rock and ice climber. it was one of best non fiction books i have ever read. another thing i liked about the book was the main character mark. one perseverance quote is: ¨climbing to the top demands strength, whether it's to the top of mount everest or to the top of your career¨. the book is written as if it were a personal journal, and in it mark takes the reader on a journey into his young life. the people who have done great things and have climbed everest they can see what itś like as a teenager doing great things and being in the teenagers shoes seeing how it would be like. actually making myself finish this book sort of became my everest. “at this altitude, my progress is very good—if i can hold my pace at five sets of twenty steps, then a rest stop, gasping for breath in the then air” (156). i recommend this book to a large group of people. gave this book 5 of 5 stars because it is the interesting story of a teenager doing incredible things. book out of five stars would probably be a four and a half or maybe just a four. this book is about a teenager over coming an obstical and a dream he has set his mind to, along the way their have been. this book is as exciting as any fantasy with the intense action of climbing mt. he attempted everest twice, and on the second attempt, the day before he was going to summit, he weathered a fierce storm in a tent at 27,000 feet. after reading this book i got more than what i expected. he summited mount rainier in washington state and ama dablam in nepal before attempting everest again. mark wants to achieve his ultimate goal of climbing mount everest, the tallest mountain in the world. mark, the main character, shows this throughout the story as he is working towards his dream of summiting mount everest and being a successful climber. the story “within reach: my everest story” by mark pfetzer and jack galvin, mark works harder than anyone else to achieve his dream of summiting mount everest. the last thing i liked about the book was the theme that was strongly expressed. this memoir is only about the one, the tallest, everest. however, readers with and without climbing experience will enjoy this story as will anyone who wants to read about a successful teenager who fulfilled his dream. the book doesn't have much foreshadowing either but it does make for it because the book is written as a first person so the reader feels more engaged in the reading. when i found this book i thought it was going to have a lot of action and dangerous conflicts along the way so i decided to read it. the reader can easily get caught up in the exciting book and the descriptive writing really shows the reader what challenges mark faces such as what his fractured rib feels like, “. to understand why the author wrote the book, you must understand a little bit about his background. book "my everest story," written by mark pfetzer, is a non-fiction book about a boy who wants to fulfill his dreams of climbing up mount everest.) whilst pfetzer constantly claims he wasn't motivated to climb everest to break age-records and i understand that he did have quite a bit of mountaineering experience to do so, i wasn't convinced that this wasn't a significant driving factor. everest has always amazed me, and mark gave many different tibits on the mountain and his own journey throughout the book. if you like a good nonfiction book and want to know more about climbing this would be a great book for you.
wasn't much i didn't like about "within reach" because the story amazed me so much. within reach, my everest story by mark pfezer and jack galvin, mark is a young climber whose dream it is to summit the great mt. there is a humongous amount of character change in this book resulting from these three problems and the protagonist discovers that climbing a mountain of plights isn't going up the mountain alone, it's more of teamwork and helping each other out in needy times. although i felt a little disappointed since when i first read the back of the book it sounded interesting since it was about a near death experience about the book. the author does not have his own style because he is young and only published one book. interesting young man's tale - but a flawed booki read this book because it was recommended to me and also due to my interest in mountaineering adventure. the story was narrated in such a way that i felt sympathy and all these feelings that weren't mine. is a poorly written young adult non-fiction about a teenager who decides to climb mount everest. it is also amazing that a kid about my age is able to accomplish so much..7 out of 5 stars80no better friend: young readers edition: a man, a dog, and their incredible true story. this book could be a doorway into the land of non-fiction/biographies for most middle school students. it has an extra-long tube to the tank under my arms and around my back, which i keep getting twisted. we are constantly reminded that mark is a '16 year old' kid or 'only a kid' and while i appreciate this is the main selling-point of his story, this is repetition became extremely fatiguing. mountain climbing is wrought with dangers, and in his story, mark pfetzer explains how he came to love the challenge, prepare for any disaster, and learned to set goals and accept both success and defeat. i recommend this book because i learned a lot about perseverance and staying positive even through rough times. i felt happy while reading this book because i enjoyed reading about mark doing his dream, to climb everest. i would give this book a four out of five stars and recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a unique, interesting and powerful book. the book does not consist of a lot of suspense because of the fact that it's climbing a mountain so the writer used the first person writing to make up for it. he is a very inspirational writer and i enjoyed this book a lot. was soon absorbed in a spellbinding account of mark’s preparations of climbing to achieve his ultimate goal, mount everest. this book was a really good read and i was happy i chose it, it kept me wanting to read more almost every time i picked up the book and read 2-3 chapters. this memoir is only about the one, the tallest, everest. during this book, mark and his team face a tragic storm, killing other climbers, leaving them worried and upset about what is coming their way. it is a story about his first-hand experience with climbing the highest of heights. is my second book from asia as part of the read around the world challenge. two things that i found interesting in this book was mark’s character and how he developed over time and the total theme of this book to never give up on anything."within reach" is an autbiography of a man named mark pfetzer who is a famous mountain climber. everest, and even though he failed, he made it 25,000 feet. to train for everest mark really needed to get over pain for climbing everest so his personal trainer made him go really fast and do hard workouts to make him more used to pain. well that’s how i felt when i read within reach; my everest story, a very intriguing and fascinating book that follows the journey of a boy as he accomplishes his life-long dream of climbing. after reading this book i try to look at the good things in life. there was plenty of suspense and life lessons to be learned from this book, as i cannot think of one thing i disliked about my everest story. during the start of the book it tells how he ha. another thing i liked about the book was the main character mark. they can still become great people and get inspiration to read this book. this is a great book for anyone who likes an adventure or is an avid climber. interesting young man's tale - but a flawed booki read this book because it was recommended to me and also due to my interest in mountaineering adventure. everest story is an fascinating memoir written by an inspiring 16-year-old mark pfetzer.