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Book Title: The White Darkness|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.37 MB
v The author of the book: Geraldine McCaughrean
Date of issue: September 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9780060890353
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Read full description of the books The White Darkness:Do you have any idea how to live in a freezing dessert called South Pole? Or have you tried reading thousands of books regarding South Pole and the failed expedition of Captain Oates? What if you fall in love to an imaginary character just by watching an old film about South Pole? This book is sympathetically all you need to live in the South. No need for maps or self-help books and most of the entire journey is effortless.
I never wished to go to the South and I don’t have any idea how to fall in love to an imaginary character. This thing only happened to social declined people, I’m not insulting but that’s how the book described the character. When I was young, I never have an imaginary friend to play with all I have are real kids who wants to play karate and Power Rangers.
Imagine how old I was when those types of games were still on its peak, now kids have to sit and play with their play station or PSP. Life is too short guys, why not enjoy it outdoor? Scared of the sun? Well, go to the South and play with Sym Wates who enjoyed clinging with her imaginary boyfriend.
The White Darkness is the story of Sym Wates who enjoyed watching and reading books related to South Pole, and have a relationship with an imaginary character. Quite disgusting for a lady character and interesting for a 14-year-old girl who enjoyed that kind of stuff. Because of her love to her uncle Victor, who taught her everything she needed to survive in the cold and taught her everything about books, she was mesmerized of her opportunity to go to the South because of her uncle’s stupidity about Inner World.
When they arrived to the South Pole, life turns upside-down, everything changed into frozen dreams. Sym’s beliefs will change forever as the story progress, until she knew the true meaning of oneself and the true meaning of love. Love not only to benefits others but to posses the power of judgment. Whatever happened to her in the end, I never cared to know it anymore.
The true motif of this book is to portray the abuse and the deception that her Uncle did to her since she was young, imagine she was forced to dream like him, she was fooled about her parents and lastly she was planned by her uncle to destroy her father. In this way her dillusional problem about her imaginary boyfriend was applied in the story and most of the children who have abused have this kind of psychological disorder.
The thing that did not work for me is that this book is to disgusting, okay, I’m not here to judge the characters. But I can’t imagine having a relationship with an imaginary boyfriend. Second, the sentences, the words and her style did not work well. It was like talking to yourself than to know the true essence of the book.
It took me hours or more than what I expected to finish this book. You have to read it well, read it slowly to understand it. The book also mentioned the true meaning of the title, although it was vividly explained, I can’t still get the whole point. But describing it as the mist of the South Pole and the treacherous natural characteristic of the place which I don’t have any idea since I never been there before.
This book was awarded by Printz Award in 2008 and so far I did not appreciate this. I recommend this book to young readers who enjoyed reading South Pole related stuff. This can be also enjoyed by mystery and adventure book lovers and lastly, those kids who have the same boyfriend like Sym. Enjoy reading!
The aurora australis snakes across the South Pole sky in 2002 in displays whose beauty awed researchers spending the winter there. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Antarctic Program)
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Rating: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean, 3 Sweets
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Read information about the authorGeraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a radio play.
Her adult novels include Fires’ Astonishment (1990) and The Ideal Wife (1997), but she is best-known for her children’s books. She writes for children of all ages, from first readers, picture books, and younger children’s books, to children’s novels, which include A Little Lower than the Angels (1987), Gold Dust (1993) and Not the End of the World (2004), each of which have won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, making her the only writer to have won this award three times.
Geraldine McCaughrean has also written several collections of stories, including bible stories and fairy tales. She specialises in the retelling of classic tales such as The Canterbury Tales (1984), The Odyssey (1993), Moby Dick (1996) and El Cid (1989) and of myths and legends from around the world. These books include The Orchard Book of Greek Myths (1992) and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths (1999).
Geraldine McCaughrean lives in Berkshire. Her book, Not the End of the World, is currently being adapted for the stage. White Darkness (2005), was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children's Book Award. In 2005, she was chosen to write the official sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in 2006.
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