Surviving Antarctica by Andrea White
Reality TV 2083

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The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face. Your heating fuel is nearly gone, and so is your food. How do you survive?

Five fourteen–year–olds face this desperate situation on a deadly journey in Antarctica. It is 2083. They are contes–tants on a reality TV show, Antarctic Survivor, which is set up to re–create Robert F. Scott's 1912 doomed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole.

But in 2083 reality TV is not just an act. Contestants literally relive – or die during – the simulations of events. Robert Scott and his team were experienced explorers and scientists, but their attempt to reach the Pole proved fatal. What chance does the Antarctic Survivor team have?

This action–packed, riveting adventure – full of fascinating direct quotes from Scott's journals and other accounts of the expedition – is both a heart–wrenching drama from the past and a disquieting glimpse into the future.

Ages 12+


About Andrea White

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Andrea White has written three novels, historical fiction for middle-school students: Surviving Antarctica, Window Boy, and Radiant Girl. In 2004, Surviving Antarctica was selected for many state reading lists, including the Texas Bluebonnet. In 2005 Andrea won a Texas State Reading Association Golden Spur Award. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Published March 22, 2011 by HarperTeen. 344 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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This tale of five 14-year-olds in a life-endangering reality show sustains tension through the middle, but ends weakly.

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Then the rich kids go on to high school and college, while the poor attempt to find a job, any job, though there isn't much available.

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