On the Island
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. T.J. is almost seventeen and as if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission... show more
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. T.J. is almost seventeen and as if having had cancer wasn't bad enough, he now has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a pile of overdue essays - 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...
Publish date: August 16th 2012
Pages no: 347
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Contemporary Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, New Adult
Series: On the Island (#1)
At first, it was rather shocking. I listened to my friend's praise and borrowed it from the library without reading the back cover. Somehow I thought T.J. was older, but he was only sixteen, so I almost stopped reading. Now I'm glad I didn't because it was a beautiful story - beautiful, horrible and...
I haven’t read any M/F in years, but I was willing to make an exception for this book. I just love the stranded on a deserted island trope.We also get a big part of the ‘after’. What happens when they return to civilization.. And there is where this book really annoyed me. There is this big break u...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: A problematic, sweet, not terribly lyrical (and minimally researched) romance novel that is something you gobble up mostly because of the upbeat main characters and the survival story. I was duped! A few of my best ...
Age is REALLY just a number when your a thirty-year-old woman stuck on an uninhabited island with a sixteen-year-old boy. Don't worry, it's not what you think, there's no physical contact between the two until he is of age. I couldn't decided whether or not to give this book 3 stars or 4, because th...
3.5 stelle per un testo molto scorrevole che ho letteralmente divorato in pochissime ore. L'ho adorato dalla prima all'ultima pagina, un cast away moderno, con minori attenzioni alla sopravvivenza, ma comunque ben descritte. Stupenda la storia d'amore che nasce tra questi due naufraghi, cui l'unico ...