Monday, March 05, 2007

Book Review: The White Darkness

The White Darkness *Click here to request this book* The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean

Vacation Questionnaire
What’s your idea of a hot destination!?!?
A. Paris
B. The Polar Plateau
C. The Underworld

What foreign languages might you need on your vacation?
A. Norwegian
B. Swearing
C. Lying

The story of the vacation of a lifetime gone horribly wrong. Sym’s eccentric Uncle Victor follows his mad obsession to prove the discredited Hollow Earth Theory and, with Sym, discover the portal to the center of the earth at the Antarctic Pole. Readers, will be drawn into Victor’s spiral into insanity and Sym’s survival in the Earth’s most hostile setting. A page-turner for young adults, Antarctica enthusiasts, historians of Scott’s doomed 1911 expedition and believers in the crackpot John Cleeves Symmes! --Mrs. Mac

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