Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
White, Andrea.
New York : Eos, 2005
ISBN 006055455X
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Imagine a future where your opportunities depend on the role of the dice.  Literally.  The year is 2083 and everyone has a chance to get a good education.  But in order to go to high school and college, you must win the Toss.  If you lose, there is not much hope for you.  Five kids who lost the Toss make another choice that they think will help them.  They apply to be on a reality show.  Sounds fun?  Well, what if the reality show was like Survivor?  But with a twist.  These kids are off to Antarctica to recreate Robert Scott's  journey to be the first to the South Pole.  And they are all alone.  How can fourteen year old kids ever survive the harsh environment of the Antarctic?  Especially if obstacles are thrown in their way in the name of entertainment?
SUBJECTS:     Survival -- Fiction.
                        Television programs -- Fiction.
                        Education -- Fiction.
                        Contests -- Fiction.
                        Antarctica -- Fiction.
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