Book Review #507
The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
Rating: zero stars (out of four)
I was severely unimpressed with this book. The main character was really rather worthless. Throughout the whole book I kept waiting for her to realize what was going on, or at least do something and take charge, you know, find her inner strength? But she just did whatever she was told and continued to get herself deeper and deeper into the mess. I won't reveal the plot or ending, but it was completely unrealistic. I was amazed that the author thought she could pull us along with her crazy nonsense. The cover of the book looks pretty cool and I was expecting the book to match, but it did not. I thought the presence of the "imaginary friend" to be annoying and I wondered why this teenage girl had not grown up enough to know she was too old for those kinds of tricks. I pretty much figured that she had some mental issues. When I finally got to the ending, I was TOTALLY disturbed. I couldn't believe that I had just wasted all my time to get to that. It was a loop that did not go anywhere. I would never recommend this book. The plot was unbelievable, the characters were useless and the Uncle was a complete nut. Avoid this book.