Children and Young Adults
Young Adult Novel
Bouvet Island 2052
Five young people, from five different continents, meet on the isolated Bouvet Island in the Southern Ocean, ready to take part in a series of climate games. The contestants have each been given names according to their special skills: ‘The Brain’, ‘Goliath’, ‘The Strategist’, ‘The Eye’ and ‘The Joker’.
The contest is the most intense online reality show of all time. Everything will be broadcasted live on The Net to billions of viewers. The contestants themselves will have to remain offline while they try to solve challenging climate conundrums. The show’s concept was devised and is being produced by a rich Chinese eccentric.
But does Bouvet Island 2052 really offer a chance to change the future of the planet? Or is it just a bluff and a publicity stunt? Against his will, a Norwegian boy named Roland – ‘The Joker’ – is press-ganged into his role on the show, and into what will soon turn out to be a life-or-death contest. Bouvet Island 2052 is a spectacular and original thriller set in a future world turned upside down by climate change.
The tasks faced by the contestants can be seen implicitly as an awareness-raising project based on current research, although events are partially based on extrapolated climate prognoses.