Book Review: On The Island

06 January 2015|

A holiday break normally means some down time to catch up on a good book but a crazy holiday with kids doesnt always allow for this! I managed to fit in a few minutes before bed each night…
On the Island – Tracey Garvis Graves

Title: On the Island
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Genre: Drama and Suspense
Main Characters:
  • Anna – thirty year old tutor
  • TJ – sixteen year old boy in remission 

TJ is a young boy who has suffered from Hodgkin’s lymphoma but is now in remission. Whilst ill, he missed a lot of school work. His parents hired Anna to be his tutor during the Summer holiday in the Maldives island, Male.
Anna and TJ’s seaplane crash-lands in the Indian Ocean after their pilot, Mick has a heart attack. The book tells the story of their struggle living on an island for years after the crash, striking up a relationship and then finally being saved after a tsunami hits the island and then trying to get back into reality.
An easy read that allowed me a few minutes peace each day on a crazy holiday. I was in awe of the characters survival on the island and it had me thinking of how I would survive if it happened to me! The love story twist every sweet too.
An easy read that kept me in suspense – imagine being stuck on an island for that long?
Any book recommendations?


  1. Reading more is one of my 2015 goals so I'm going to have to check this book out! My favorite book I read last year was The Fault In Our Stars if you haven't already read it 🙂

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