Author: Dan Gemeinhart
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: When twelve-year-old Mark learns that his cancer has returned and he will need to go in for another round of chemotherapy, he decides to set out to achieve one last big goal. He promised his deceased grandfather that he would climb Mount Rainier. Without telling his parents, he leaves home with his camera, his notebook, his dog and a plan to reach the top of Mount Rainier – even if it’s the last thing he ever does. This compelling book is about incredible determination, friendships, heartaches, and ultimately dealing with whatever life throws at you.
Review: The book is definitely worth reading. It deals with a difficult subject (cancer), but the short chapters, and straight forward way that Mark makes his decisions is realistic. The ending is very appropriate with everything that has happened to Mark. A well written, good book.