Above All Else is a story that is not for the faint of heart.
Fueled by the desire to climb the highest and most dangerous mountain in the world, Rose and Tate's friendship has always been united by their common dream to summit Mount Everest. Together with Rose's mother and Tate's father, the adventurous group of four has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars chasing the most challenging of climbs.
Rose and Tate have no idea what is in store for them as they head out to climb Mount Everest. Trial-after-trial comes their way. At first, Rose must face the trip without her mother. Then, Tate has a horrible accident that should have taken his life.
Add in a friendship between the two that seems to be turning into more, and you have the makings for a great YA novel.
Above All Else is a story of love and adventure. Rose and Tate are complicated characters that are trapped between their fears, their dreams, and a life-risking climb ahead of themselves. They know there is no way they will be able to face the journey ahead unless they band together.
But Everest has a way of breaking even the toughest at heart, Tate's accident has set him into a series of panic attacks. He doesn't want to let Rose down, but something inside him has broken. Rose is growing weaker and quieter as the months summitting Mount Everest take their toll.
Will the two be able to make it to the top of Mount Everest?
Will their friendship even survive?
Be sure to read Above All Else, by Dana Alison Levy, to find out!