On the Island

On the Island

Book - 2012
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When thirty year old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a summer job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's holiday home in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation: a tropical island beats the library any day. T.J. has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost seventeen and if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission with his family instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash lands in the Indian Ocean. Marooned on an uninhabited island, Anna and T.J. work together to obtain water, food, fire and shelter but, as the days turn to weeks then months and finally years, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
Publisher: 2011. ,
London : 2012. Penguin,
ISBN: 9781405910217
Branch Call Number: AF GRAV

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KatG1983
Mar 25, 2018

Fairly outlandish and unbelievable, two people survive on a deserted island over several years. It was fine ... it's a cute, short read for a lazy day.

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KonstantinC
Mar 21, 2017

A book to read when you want to think about nothing. Very simple and predictable contest. Good reading on vacation time.

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Yoo_hoo5
Mar 22, 2016

When I was about 1/3 of the way through this book, I wondered if watching paint dry would be more interesting.
The characters were very flat. The storyline was fairly predictable and their May/December relationship inappropriate.
Also, I found both characters to be sort of mindless and under-reactive.
For someone who reads a lot, I would rather have invested the time in a much more captivating book.
To each their own I guess

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EnglishTeacher4609
Apr 27, 2015

Beautiful love story, well written. I read the book it 2 days. I would recommend! I was very hesitant because of the subject matter however I am glad I looked beyond that.

I_sing_the_Body_Electric Jul 15, 2014

Interesting events occurred in this novel to say the least. If you're into 'The Blue Lagoon' then you'll love this. The plot sometimes jumped way ahead into the future, which was a tad annoying and some evens were slightly unrealistic but surprisingly its an addicting book!

ABitner Mar 28, 2014

I started this book at night and finished it the same day at 4am. Interesting, fun and easy to get into. Also, pretty satisfied with the ending :)

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jorbenton
Feb 01, 2014

No this book probably isn't going to win any awards for originality or for plot, but I loved it! It kept me interested the whole way through, I read it in one sitting. I fell in love with the characters and I was really invested in what happened to them. So don't go into this expecting a life-changing read and you'll enjoy it for what it is!

dollfacecrafter Nov 25, 2013

I really enjoyed this, please people this is a story, it is made up, so who cares if it is kind of far-fetched! It made a great story and what happened between the two main people was very believable, in fact I don't get how she held out for so long!! laws do not apply on an island!! it is ultimately a love story.

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pendlegirl
Aug 10, 2013

This book does not rate more than 1 star. I give that for the cover. The story is too much like, The Blue Lagoon in so many ways. I recently watched the 1980 re make of that movie, starring Brooke Shield.
I will not other reading, Covet!

cinseg1 May 30, 2013

Powerfully endearing and engrossing story of survival against harrowing circumstances and from there, a story of true love between two unlikely individuals. I couldn't put it down. I loved it. I am looking forward to a sequel to this book and her next novel.

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