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2008 – The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean

April 7, 2009

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.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2009 1:48 pm

    My review of White Darkness.

  2. April 14, 2009 7:57 pm

    I read this a while ago, but really didn’t “get” it. I found it strange and sometimes confusing. The writing, though, was gorgeous. Made me feel very cold. 🙂

  3. agirlnamedsara permalink
    April 16, 2009 4:17 pm

    Here’s my review: http://yalitgoodbadugly.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/the-white-darkness/

  4. November 19, 2009 3:16 pm

    I enjoyed this one. Here’s my review.

  5. leftik permalink
    January 3, 2011 3:12 pm

    What a disturbing, mind-bending book. You don’t have to go to Antarctica to have The Ice mess with your head. Man. I liked it a lot but wowzah. The twists and turns!

    More up on The Re-Shelf.

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