identifyfilter: YA story about kid trapped in Arctic cabin with murderer
December 18, 2012 9:02 AM Subscribe
Name that YA book or story! Young boy/teen is in a cabin or hut in the Arctic. There is also a murderer. It may be the kind of thing where there are a few people in the cabin, and one of them is a murderer, and people are being killed one by one. Very sketchy details follow.
posted by Alaska Jack to media & arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is going to make me sound like a complete space case, as the details are so sketchy in my mind. Really, they're more like impressions or images I have. Jeez, I hope I didn't dream this.
Anyway, here's what I think:
* I would have read this sometime probably around 1979. So it's definitely NOT "Revolver."
* I don't think what I read was actually a book. I have a strong feeling it was a story (or possibly an EXCERPT of a book) in some kind of scholastic book reader publication we got at our school.
* The people are trapped in a one-room cabin. I think this was in the Arctic, or at least it was wintertime.
* I think the people might have been stranded survivors of a ship sinking. Maybe a whaling ship?
* I have an image of thick sweaters and blonde curly hair, so there may be something Scandinavian about the story and/or characters.
I know, little to go on. Don't hate me.