The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean


Quick summary: Sym is a 14 year old girl who has a unique companion in the form of Titus Oates (the dead Antarctic explorer). He becomes an invaluable comfort to her when she finds herself stranded in Antarctica with her mentally unstable uncle.

I loved this book!  There’s adventure, suspense, and I learned a lot of new things about the harsh terrain of Antarctica and the people who first explored it (to find out more about these explorers check out: Emperors of the Ice).

If you enjoy stories of survival, check out Nation by Terry Pratchett and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins–both are incredible new examples of edge-of-your-seat adventure.


avt_ya_desk_medium ~Tricia is CPL’s teen librarian and loves reading about places she’s never been before.  If you could travel anywhere (in or out of a book) where would it be?