Monday, December 31, 2012

Review for On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

On the Island

5 star review

I don't think words can even describe how much I loved this book. This book was such a wonderful love story. Anna and TJ are on a small seaplane on their way to the Maldives where Anna will spend the summer tutoring TJ so he can catch up with his work. The plane goes down and Ann and TJ must learn how to survive and depend on each other. The book starts and TJ is 16 and Anna is 30. I know some may be turned off by the age difference between them. But this was done in such a tasteful and appropriate way. TJ started out on the island as a boy but was honestly so grown up and was more of a man by the time they left. You felt the emotion of these characters as they tried to survive, as if you were there with them goinf through every ordeal they they had to deal.
At some point a few years after being on the island together they find that their relationship is going in a direction that they never thought possible, a relationship that if back home would never happen. They started having feelings that they both trued to fight.  But after being stranded on an island for so many years you get to a point of wondering if you will survive.  All they had was each other for the emotional support and comfort. 
Once they are rescued the struggle for them, is staying together,.  The questions being can they really stay together and handle people talking, handle the age difference and how it really affects them. TJ should be getting his GED and going out with friends and partying instead of spending his days with an older woman.  Is there love for each other strong enough to survive and be together???
The ending to this book was so amazing and beautiful. And the epilogue was truly epic.   My words still do not do justice for awesome this book is.  So click the link below and make sure to read.  You will not regret it.

1 comment:

  1. I read this book in a day! Could not put it down for anything! I'm still thinking about it and recommending it to everyone I see!


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