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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Good Reads: The White Darkness




The White Darkness
by Geraldine McCaughrean

The White Darkness is the winner of the 2008 Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

Fourteen-year-old Sym Wates is fascinated with the Antarctic and the men who explored it, even to the point of creating an imaginary friendship with Captain Lawrence "Titus" Oates, who was part of the doomed Scott expedition 90 years earlier. Sym finds herself embarking on an expedition with her Uncle Victor to the South Pole, which seems like a dream come true. But Victor has his own agenda, seeking the legendary Symmes's Hole, portal to the interior of a hollow Earth and goes to great lengths to achieve his goal. As his efforts become more and more dangerous, Sym must use all of her wits and cunning to survive her experience in the arctic conditions.

The White Darkness is locted in Young Adult fiction:
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