The White Darkness Author:Geraldine McCaughrean Captain Titus 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 soulmate, 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. When she is tak... more »en 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. Stranded in the most isolated part of the world with her trust in someone she comes to realize is a madman, she must find a way to avoid a gruesome fate. But, what should a teenage girl do? Could it be that Titus, the one who perished in that very place, will be the means of her survival?« 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.