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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

2008 Printz Award winner! I'm going to echo several other reviews here: this is beautifully written, atmospheric, and engrossing, and yet it just didn't do it for me. When Symone's generous uncle ... Read full review

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User Review  - cinnleigh - LibraryThing

Titus Oakes is a long dead adventurer, having met his maker on a doomed trip to the South Pole. He’s funny, witty, charming and lives entirely in Symone’s head. Even though he is 125-years-old, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - rj_anderson - LibraryThing

I wavered over whether to choose "I really liked it" or "It was amazing" for this one, but I went with the four stars in the end because it's such a dark book in so many ways that I'm not sure I'd ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsHillReads - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book--at times it was fascinating--but for long periods of time it was just strange. It had the feeling of being set in an earlier time; yet, there are satellite phones and other ... Read full review

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User Review  - TZacek - LibraryThing

Poor Sym. She is a “sad weirdo who runs on nerd power.” Obsessed with Antarctica, she has a hard time relating to her peers. So when a family trip that was supposed to take them on a short jaunt ... Read full review

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User Review  - francescadefreitas - LibraryThing

My favourite character is Titus, the imaginary boyfriend. Although boyfriend isn't quite the right word. Mocked at school, detested by her now dead father, Sym's only sources of affection are her ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaowangVater - LibraryThing

Fourteen-year-old Symone struggles to survive in the coldest desert on earth, Antarctica. Adding to her trials are her traveling companions: a fanatic “uncle” obsessed with finding an entrance to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - chibimajo - LibraryThing

Printz award winner. This books was so very, very weird. The uncle was stark raving mad and after a point, nothing he does anymore is shocking, because he's so crazy. This was one of the strangest ... Read full review

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User Review  - wonderbook - LibraryThing

I found the main character in this book so endearing and fascinating that I could not put the book down. Painfully timid, 14 year old Sym, finds consolation and refuge with an imaginary friend, Titus ... Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

terrifying and mesmerizing, I couldn't put it down but it is bizarre! Read full review


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