The White Darkness
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
What the judges said: McCaughrean’s control of language and style ensures that this novel, with its original and ambitious plot, produces a fast-moving adventure story.
It’s an outstanding survival fantasy that explores the pain of adolescence. The descriptive passages of the frozen Antarctic wastes are bone chillingly real and the gradual unfolding of this pacey story builds to a satisfying climax.
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
When she is taken on a mystery expedition by her eccentric uncle Victor, Sym can't believe her luck. Destination Antarctica - the very place she's always wanted to visit. But Victor has other plans, more sinister than Sym could possibly imagine. Could it be that Titus, the one who perished in that very place, will be the means of her survival?
'A breathtakingly fine novel.'
'The White Darkness is simply brilliant, totally original, always surprising... McCaughrean, as always, writes like a dream.'
'A dazzling, pitiless story about Antarctica. McCaughrean's imagination is fierce, tireless, unpredictable.'
'The White Darkness is as good as it gets.'
'A very disturbing, very dark teen-read Lady Fanciful (Blog) Listed on The Sunday Times'
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Oxford University Press
7th September 2006
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