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On the Island

Garvis Graves, Tracey (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
On the Island
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Stranded on an uninhabited island after their private plane crashes, thirty-year-old Anna Emerson and sixteen-year-old T.J. Callahan, her tutee, struggle to survive and, as the months pass, slowly fall in love.
Authors: Garvis Graves, Tracey
Title: On the island
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, c2011
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 21 cm
Summary: Stranded on an uninhabited island after their private plane crashes, thirty-year-old Anna Emerson and sixteen-year-old T.J. Callahan, her tutee, struggle to survive and, as the months pass, slowly fall in love.
ISBN: 9780142196724
014219672X
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Statement of Responsibility: Tracey Garvis Graves
Subject Headings: Aircraft accidents Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Cancer Patients Fiction Teenage boys Fiction Survival Fiction Maldives Fiction
Genre/Form: Robinsonades
Love stories
Topical Term: Aircraft accidents
Man-woman relationships
Cancer
Teenage boys
Survival
LCCN: 2012023728
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Jul 15, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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!

Mar 28, 2014
  • ABitner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 :)

Feb 01, 2014
  • jorbenton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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!

Nov 25, 2013
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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!

May 30, 2013
  • cinseg1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

May 28, 2013
  • isabelleaube_25 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

So ridiculous this book borders on the comical, which is the reason I read it all the way to the end. A farce, but a fun farce to read.

Apr 20, 2013
  • JuniperAvenue rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A little bit Castaway, a little bit Blue Lagoon, but not enough believability to get my buy-in. I felt the author was just skimming the surface, never giving me enough description to allow me to sink into the story. But my opinion seems to be in the minority.

Mar 21, 2013
  • jfd5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

enjoyed this one. Easy read..2 nights and done! I like the fact that the author was so convinced that she wanted this book published, she did it herself. She has a sequel comng out in July for this one..those that have read it will know what that's about. She also has another one coming out in Sept COVET...can't wait! Made me realize that I wouldn't make it on an island stranded alone...I don't eat FISH!!! LOL

Mar 14, 2013
  • JCLLisaJ rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun quick read that will keep you reading until you finish! "Castaway" but with an unlikely couple who end up spending five years on a deserted island. While much of the story is implausible it is engaging as they work together to survive and thrive on the island. If you're looking for something fun to read don't miss On the Island.

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Feb 01, 2014
  • jorbenton rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 08, 2012
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