On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves

On The Island

By Tracey Garvis Graves

  • Release Date: 2012-05-28
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
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Description

It would always be summer on the island...

A love story with a twist, Tracey Garvis Graves' On The Island is a US word-of-mouth success story to rival Fifty Shades of Grey, with 1500 5* reader reviews online (and counting!) and sales taking it top 10 in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Film rights have been optioned by MGM, with Temple Hill Productions (responsible for Twilight) slated to produce.

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...

As romantic as One Day or The Time Traveler's Wife, US readers have fallen in love with Tracey Garvis-Graves' On the Island:
'If you're looking for something to fill the gap after reading Fifty Shades...here it is!' ***** Danielle
'I couldn't put this down. I rooted for this couple from the beginning' ***** Kelkeligan
'A bit Castaway, Survivor and Lost all rolled together, the minute I opened the book, I read till it was finished' ***** Michele
'I loved, loved, loved this. It was a perfect way to spend a cold Friday night stuck at home' ***** Kelly

Tracey Garvis-Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband and two children and blogs at www.traceygarvisgraves.com.

Reviews

  • Excellent read

    5
    By Loo 1
    Really love reading this book. Would recommend it x
  • Heartfelt page turner

    5
    By Walltowallshit
    I don't want to bang on about it! Just read it. I would love to see the movie! One day.
  • Couldn't put it down

    5
    By Ryjakings
    I loved this book! A real page turner. Would definitely recommend
  • On The Island

    5
    By Marijenlyn
    I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and I look forward to reading more books by this author. Loved the characters TJ and Anna.
  • Perfect read

    5
    By MeganZeg
    I chose this book one evening and could not put this down until I'd finished which unfortunately was 3am on a work night but I just had to read every page, I could not put this down and I mean that literally and no one was allowed to speak to me until I was finished. Throughout this book I was routing for both characters and my heart ached for each of them. This book blew my mind and It was an pleasure to read. It was captivating, exciting, devastating and a perfect love story.
  • Fabulous read

    5
    By Amylooeze
    Loved this, absolute page turner. Very different plot to anything that I've read before. Love getting to know the 2 main characters and how the relationship between them develops!! Have re-read lots of times!!
  • Don't bother!

    1
    By Gillianabel
    I found this book unbelievably dull! I had seen its great reviews and was looking forward to reading it. It started off ok with the crash but the story of their lives was just not interesting. The romance was predictable and did not intrigue me at all. Couldn't be bothered reading beyond the jellyfish sting... I've only ever not finished one book before, suffice to say I would not recommend this to anyone, maybe 16yr old males at a push... The other reviews have me very confused!
  • A beautiful and compelling must-read!

    5
    By Cherrypie2609
    I almost read this book in one sitting. A very visual, compelling and beautiful story of Anna and TJ and of their survival and growing . I'm not one to rave about books but this one really deserves all the praise it is getting.
  • Loved it!!

    5
    By Braveleek
    It was a roller coaster of emotions captured in such a quick and easy read, I would recommend this book to everyone!!
  • Excellent

    5
    By P_meow
    Such a great story, couldn't stop reading until I had finished.

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