The White Darkness
I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while now—which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years. But look at it this way. In ninety years I'll be dead, too, and the age difference won't matter. Sym is not your average teenage girl. She is obsessed with the Antarctic and the... show more
I have been in love with Titus Oates for quite a while now—which is ridiculous, since he's been dead for ninety years. But look at it this way. In ninety years I'll be dead, too, and the age difference won't matter. Sym is not your average teenage girl. She is obsessed with the Antarctic and the brave, romantic figure of Captain Oates from Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole. In fact, Oates is the secret confidant to whom she spills all her hopes and fears. But Sym's uncle Victor is even more obsessed—and when he takes her on a dream trip into the bleak Antarctic wilderness, it turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival that will challenge everything she knows and loves. In her first contemporary young adult novel, Carnegie Medalist and three-time Whitbread Award winner Geraldine McCaughrean delivers a spellbinding journey into the frozen heart of darkness.
Publish date: December 30th 2008
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
This book reminds me of my childhood. When I was around the age of the main character, Sym, I also had an obsession with Antarctica. Just like Sym, I had a shelf full of “ice books.” I read everything I could about Scott’s failed attempt to reach the South Pole in the early 1900s. Also like Sym, I w...
The White Darkness, a contemporary adventure story written by Geraldine McCaughrean, boasts one of the most interesting narrative voices that I have read in a long while. The storytelling is also masterful, with characterization not far behind—it was so precise, and so entertaining, I was surprised ...
This book is amazing! I really did fall in love with this book. It has so many intriguing aspects and great concept that I can't help but want to read it again and again. To think that I actually thought that I was not going to like this book. When I read the synopsis for it, it came across as somet...
in a sentence or so: Sym is a bit socially awkward. that could be because she has an imaginary boyfriend that's been dead for 90 years. or that her main hobby/interest in life is all things Antarctica related. so when her uncle offers her an all expenses paid (and quite suspicious) trip to Antarctic...
I was not at all impressed by this Printz winner. I know everybody's raving about it, but I could not get into it. It was a strange book.