Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083

by Andrea White
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Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White

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+

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062069535
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 328,987
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

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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Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
mysocalledgothlife More than 1 year ago
I was surprised after I read this book.I bought it because it was on my school's reading list, so of course I believed it would be boring.But infact it was the opposite, I enjoyed this book all the way through.It only took my one day to read it, because I wnated to fine out what happened next.Over all this book is a noteworthy piece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recomend this book to anyone looking for a good book. I couldnt stop reading and i fell in love with the characters instantly. I got mad at some points feeling like i was right inside the book with the caracters on their journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terriffic! Started to read this teen action packed adventure and couldn't put it down until finished. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How about Yum result five
Madison Rawls More than 1 year ago
Just kidding. This book was amazing. I literally couldn't put the book down. My teacher took it away because I wasn't paying attention. Recomended for any one who likes adventure and action.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Imagine a world where there are no public schools and only the extremely rich can afford to go to high school and beyond. Those not fortunate enough to be wealthy have to rely on "The Toss" that occurs once a year. All the fourteen-year-old teens gather for their opportunity to roll the dice. If the correct combination comes up (which changes for every person), they are awarded a scholarship for continued schooling. If you don't roll the correct combination, there is no education in your future.

For all children younger than fourteen, school consists of television. Programming is Historical Simulation Reality Shows, similar to today's Survivor. People are put in scenarios such as Civil War battles, the Alamo, and Egyptian Pyramid building. Intermingled with the show are quizzes about content and vocabulary.

This is the world five young people find themselves in during the year 2083. All five fourteen-year-old teens have lost their toss and can't afford to pay their own way through high school and college. So, when they see an advertisement offering a chance to participate in the latest survival show--this one involving kids instead of adults--they waste no time putting in their application for Historical Antarctica Survivor. Everyone that makes it to the end of the journey receives $10,000--enough for a year of high school. The person voted Most Valuable Player by the viewers will receive an additional $90,000.

After receiving a few days of snow and ice survival training, the kids take off for their adventure. As soon as they arrive at the Antarctic though, they understand just how dangerous the trip is going to be. Alone in the icy wilderness, the kids must survive natural and orchestrated calamities in order to make it to the end of the game. With the aid of an unlikely helper, the kids just might make it through.

Andrea White creates an interesting look at a possible future society. SURVIVING ANTARCTICA: REALITY TV 2083 is an exciting page-turner. Once the reader begins the story, they won't mind being snowed in until they finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book . Government has too much control over our lives and it is true the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Only a lucky few roll the dice to live fuller. There is hope and determination and we can see human flaws in each character. Perserverance and hope keep humanity growing and even though years have passed, this trait in humanity never does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh, i absolutley loved this book! When i first read it, i was super confused by the multiple POVs but as i got deeper into it, the more i understood and liked ot. READ IT RIGHT NOW, SERIOUSLY!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
10/5 stars. That is all I need to say about it.
KLJ25 More than 1 year ago
A fast moving story of future dystopian U.S. Lots of interesting details on how society has changed was one of the most interesting parts of the book (Secretary Of Entertainment, tv learning for kids). Good teen characters, each with skills & weaknesses. Ending was a bit rushed and I wish they had stayed with the journey until the end vs. going back to the U.S. mainland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My class is reading this book right now and it seems really good I wentahead and read the end it was really suprising but wish the authour hadwriten about robert and grace at the pole she should havewritten an epilouge about them at the end then it would be my favorite book.
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I had to read this book for a school project ,and i was really upset with the end of the book. all in all it had action and real quotes by Robert F. Scott and his me Wilson and Bowers. It just seemed that the boring ending needed to be re-written. So for a project me and my classmates will go and re-write it to make it better. Now if you like serious and determined books then read it. Granted it had some funny and intense parts but to serious for me.
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