Thursday, 26 January 2012

Review: On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

I really enjoyed On the Island, I found myself engrossed in the book pretty much from the outset. And once I started reading I couldn't stop.

We see Anna and TJ on they're journey to the Maldives where they are due to spend the summer holidays. Anna is TJ's tutor as he has recently missed alot of school due to recovering from hodgekins lymphoma. They're journey to they're destination is plagued with delay after delay and finally after 30 hours travelling they are on the last lap when disaster strikes.

They find themselves stranded on a desert island with only the clothes that they are wearing. They hold out hope that they will be rescued. This isn’t just a normal stranded on a desert island story, it’s one that grabs you in as part of the story.
I found myself intrigued by the story, seeing Anna and TJ thinking of ways to survive, and I also thought that the things that they did and came up with were just brilliant! I really enjoyed reading about the years that they were stuck stranded on the island and loved the romance that you can see blossoming between them.
I thought they way that they were eventually rescued by fluke of a national disaster was a great part of the storyline and found reading about them back at home was almost even more intriguing than the island!!
I must say that I LOVED the ending - to me it was just perfect. I highly recommend this book and think that everyone should own a copy.

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  1. Thank you Hayley! What a wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Anna and T.J.'s story.


    Tracey Garvis Graves

  2. I just finished the book and I already want to pick it back up and start over again. This book has everything I look for in a novel. Survival, love, heartache, loss, happiness, laughter. Anna and T.J. are two genuinely good people. A true survival story. Survival of cancer, death, heartache, and adaptation.