Taking inspiration from Cast Away

On the IslandOn the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book seemed to always be in and around Amazon Kindle’s top sellers with a good price tag so I thought I’d give it a go. The story starts quite swiftly with Anna jetting off to spend the summer as the tutor for T.J. a rich young teenager recovering from cancer.

On route to their summer home the seaplane they are travelling in crashes and they find themselves stranded on a deserted island.At this point in the book things got a little ‘rose tinted’ for my liking as they find themselves somehow surviving (in my opinion at points a little too easily).

The book has a tendency to flip through large periods of time quite quickly and in relatively few chapters they’ve been on the island months, then years and suddenly T.J is not a boy anymore but a young man of 19 and the reliance that he and Anna have on each other for life, sanity and survival leads to love.

Although parts of the book were a little bit idealistic in my view it didn’tdetract from the authors excellent building of the relationship between Anna and T.J and how in extreme circumstances we often find ourselves drawn to people we otherwise wouldn not have loved and how this can change our lives forever,

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