Thursday, August 23, 2007
I just finished The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean. It had a slow-ish beginning and I thought briefly of abandoning the book but I slugged on. I'm glad I did because if got markedly better. There was murder and intrigue as well as lots of detail of what it would be like to be stranded in Antarctica.
The main character, Sym, is a teen aged girl who is obsessed with Captain Oates from Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole. Sym has conversations in her head with Oates and she shares her thoughts and dreams.
When Sym's "Uncle Victor" takes her on an expedition to the South Pole, the adventure begins.
I would recommend this book.