I just finished reading this book again. I read it in 9th grade for my mom's English class, and I loved it. Matthew just read it for his Honors English class and I wanted to read it again. It is an easy read, but it is very enjoyable. It is about a boy named Rudi who wants to climb the Citadel in the Swiss Alps. It had never been climbed. His father had tried to climb it 15 years earlier and he had died trying to climb it. The book is fiction.