This is a great start to a new series that is perfect for boys. First there is little to no romance…it is really hard to find a young adult book that doesn’t have some form of romance. Second the story was very face paced and not super long. I think that is important for *some* boys….especially those reluctant readers. Great for ages 10 and up.
Book Description via Amazon
Release date: October 10, 2012 | Age Range: 10 and up | Series: Seven the series
DJ is David McLean's eldest grandson, so it stands to reason that he be the one to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes. At least that's how DJ sees it. He's always been the best at everything--sports, school, looking after his fatherless family--so climbing Kilimanjaro is just another thing he'll accomplish almost effortlessly. Or so he thinks, until he arrives in Tanzania and everything starts to go wrong. He's detained at immigration, he gets robbed, his climbing group includes an old lady and he gets stuck with the first ever female porter. Forced to go polepole (slowly), DJ finds out the hard way that youth, fitness level and drive have nothing to do with success on the mountain--or in life.