Study Guide

The White Darkness Characters

Sym Wates

Meet Sym, our fourteen-year-old leading lady who's a painfully shy person and would "give...

Victor Briggs

Everyone has that one wacky uncle, right? But "Uncle" Victor takes the crazy uncle schtick to a...

Sigurd Bruch

For most of the book, Sym thinks that Sigurd Bruch is a sixteen-year-old Viking from Norway who...

Manfred Bruch

Manfred Bruch is a con man who poses as a Norwegian film director. Initially, Sym doesn't realize...

Lawrence "Titus" Oates

Sym bases her imaginary friend, Titus, on a real-life hero who died during a grueling expedition...

Larry Wates

Sym's dad, Larry Wates, died some time before the events in The White Darkness. Though we only...

Lillian Wates

Sym's mum, Lillian Wates, has had a rough go of it, to say the least. Her husband was extremely...

Other Travelers

Though Sym and Victor's most important traveling companions are Manfred and Sigurd, there are a...

Sym's Friends

Sym is a lonely girl, but she seems to have at least two friends who aren't imaginary. The first...