Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

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Harper Collins, Apr 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 327 pages
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It's 50 degrees below zero.

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 contestants 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.

 

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User Review  - snsd_sunny - LibraryThing

Definatly my favorite book, because... -greatly formed dynamic characters -well thought out creative plot But there are just a few things I would have changed if I were the author.... -spend more time in Antarctica, they had just started working as a team together :) Read full review

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User Review  - lizzzz - Borders

i thought that overall this book was pretty good, but i would have liked it much much more if it werent for that characters. I felt that robert and billy especially were extremely calculating, self ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
25
Section 3
33
Section 4
41
Section 5
46
Section 6
64
Section 7
72
Section 8
169
Section 9
194
Section 10
205
Section 11
238
Section 12
255
Section 13
288
Section 14
302
Section 15
314
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About the author (2005)

Andrea White was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in Houston, Texas. She received both undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas. She has had several short stories published; this is her first book.

Besides writing, Ms. White is a community volunteer and education activist. She is married to Bill White, formerly an energy official in the Clinton administration and now the mayor of Houston. The Whites have three children: Will, Elena, and Stephen. They love to hike and camp, and although they've had some hair-raising adventures, says Ms. White, all were tame compared to what happens in Surviving Antarctica.

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