Recycled Book Reading Challenge!


This is the first of the month, so it’s time for another book review.

This challenge asks for us to take one of our ‘recycled’ and ‘used’ books, and actually read it. If you’re like me, you have lots of books stacked up that you haven’t gotten around to reading yet. I get most of my recycled/used books from the library book sales, and I do have a lot of them. They all sound interesting, but then I get more, and the earlier ones get pushed back to be read another time. Well, here’s a chance to dig one out, and read it, then do a review on what it was about. So, here’s the one I read last month.



“Surviving Antarctica”, by Andrea White, was published in this paperback, in 2005.

I liked it because I really like survival stories, both fiction and non-fiction. This one is fiction, and is set in the year 2083.

It seems in that future world, the government has ordered everyone to watch only reality TV, and there are hundreds of them on air. The characters in this book are teenagers. They have to play a game toss to determine if they get to attend high school or college. Only the winners get to go.

One of the boys decides instead, to try his luck on the reality show, called Antarctica Historical Survivor. They offer a big cash prize, which he’d love to win. He and several other teens are selected to participate. The problem is, this is ‘true’ survival. No help will be provided them at all from producers, and it is very cold in Antarctica! A lot of their hardships are written into the plans for the kids, which they do not realize. All their journey is scripted to be exactly like a time in history. This one is to recreate the journey of explorer, Robert F. Scott, and his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole, in the years of 1910-1913. Here is a big difference between the reality shows of today, and this futuristic story…they are being filmed, and broadcast live, to millions of people watching.

The story continues, as they try to figure out how to actually survive the harsh conditions, with very little food or supplies.

I’d say this is one of my favorite books to read in a long while, as I do like watching reality shows on TV, too. It is available on Amazon. If you decide to get this book, I think you’ll enjoy it.


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2016 BS




15 responses »

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    • It was pretty intense in places. I’ve been reading quite a few Young Adult books, with teens as the characters. I hadn’t really considered these types before, because you know…simple writing, or typical teenagers, but I’ve been happily surprised. The ones I’ve read are very well written, and have gripping plots. I keep finding more to read! πŸ™‚

      • That is great. πŸ™‚ I love that you get the books from the library sales. We have a Friends of the Library section at our library here. Senior citizens are the volunteers running it. They are so sweet and the book selections and prices are great! Have a blessed day. πŸ™‚

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