On the Island
Tracey Garvis Graves
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In this runaway New York Times bestseller, a harrowing near-death experience brings together an English teacher and her student as they struggle to survive on a desert island. This heartwarming coming of age story explores the shifting relationship of two people who have only each other to depend on.
Sixteen-year-old T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. With his cancer in remission, all he wants is to get back to his normal life. But his parents insist that he spend the summer catching up on the school he missed while he was sick.
Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher who has been worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere. To break up the monotony of everyday life, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring T.J.
Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahans’ summer home, but as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens: their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.
At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, and as birthdays pass, the castaways must brave violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the worst threat of all—the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. With only each other for love and support, these two lost souls must come to terms with their situation and find compaionship in one another in the moments they need it most.
I've never read a romance book in my life, but I was looking for something a little different then the usual thriller or emotional drama, and I found this book.
Although, some events in the book were a bit ridiculous and made me roll my eyes, overall it was a great adventure and I found myself thinking about the characters long after I finished the book.
Loved this book. Every chapter kept my interest.
Didn't want it to end.
Amazing story! I couldn't put it down! Must read!