The White Darkness Author:Geraldine McCaughrean Captain Oates, hero of the Antarctic, has been dead for nearly a century. But not in Sym's head. In there, he is her constant companion, her soul mate, her adviser. It is as if he walked out of the Polar blizzard and into her mind. In fact, if it were not for Titus, life might be as bleak a place as the Antarctic wilderness. Then a short fam... more »ily expedition makes her ask the question she has long been avoiding: who but the mad trust for happiness to someone or something that isn't there?« less
Sym is the appealing heroine of this dark and riveting tale of a trip to the Antarctic gone terribly wrong. She is smart, awkward, wears hearing aids and talks to her hero, an adventurer dead 90 years now, on a daily basis.