No Child's Game

No Child's Game

Reality TV 2083

Book - 2005
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In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds who were deprived by chance of the opportunity to continue their educations reenact Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show, secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2005.
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9780060851002
0060851007
Characteristics: 327 pages ;,22 cm.

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snowball40
Jun 21, 2012

I don't know if it was because I was about 13 when I read this book or what, but this has to be the most DREADFULLY BORING BOOK IN THE HISTORY OF ALL LITERATURE! How this book was a Golden Sower nominee is beyond me. My dad tried to read it and 3 days later he came to me and said he only got about 50 pages in and just had to stop reading otherwise he would die of boredom.

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Sevly
Nov 10, 2011

A very interesting read, indeed. I really liked the setup of this book and found it very entertaining, as well as thought-provoking in the dystopic world that it painted. I mean, orange drink! Where are we when children prefer that sugary gunk to the real, delicious, pulpy stuff? :}

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Kenaia
Nov 11, 2010

'Surviving Antarctica' wasn't as intense as i'd hoped, because I didn't feel I knew the characters as closely as I'd have liked, but it was very good. I enjoyed the way the book was narrated- in third person, but so you could still hear the thoughts of each of the five kids, as well as the DOE guy. Even if I didn't feel like I'd bonded with them, at least I understood what the characters felt. I loved the ideas the author came up with creating this futuristic world- especially because it's not all that unrealistic. I'd definitely recommend this read.

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DPL_StaceyIK Apr 13, 2017

In the year 2083, the Department of Entertainment controls all education which is done entirely through television shows. College is for the rich and most people cannot afford it. Five teenagers are given the chance to compete for a single college scholarship by recreating Robert F. Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition to the South Pole for a reality TV show. Now with ratings driving the content of the show, these five kids will face real and manufactured challenges as they try to survive in Antarctica. Can they come together as a team and survive or will they die with everyone watching?

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