On the Island review ê 3

review On the Island

On the Island review ê 3 ✓ [Ebook] ➡ On the Island By Tracey Garvis Graves – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk When thirty year old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring TJ Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical i When thirty year old English teacher AStack of overdue assignments instead of his friends Anna and TJ are en route to join On the PDF TJ's family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash lands in the Indian Ocean Adrift in shark infested waters their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island Now Anna and TJ just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water fo. 5 Uniue Unforgettable Unputdownable StarsI went in totally blind and so thrilled I did I had no preconceived notions about what I was going to read except that a really great Goodreads friend Robin gave it five stars months ago and I immediately added it to my tbr I honestly forgot about it until this same great friend gifted this book to me a couple of days ago I thought Yeah I am definitely in the mood for an island getaway which I am sure involves romance I am so glad I didn't read the blurb or re read my friend's review I was absolutely blown away And I think you will be too Here is the slightest of teases again hoping you will mainly go in blind and be mesmerized by this story and it's charactersOn board a seaplane hopping from one island of The Maldives to their destination island two hours away it crashes into the Indian Ocean due to the pilot dying before the plane ever hits the water Luckily before the heart attack claimed the pilot's life he instructed his two passengers to put on their life jackets and buckle upMinutes before boarding a plane with a sixteen year old boy she would be tutoring for the summer named TJ who was also in remission from Hodgin's lymphoma Anna says her goodbye to her boyfriend of eight years John tells her he loves her and not to make any final decisions until she gets back Anna is a sopho English teacher and is spending the next couple of months with TJ and his parents on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean His parents already arrived to their destination spot a few days prior Anna thirty years old has a big decision to make Will she continue to stay with John when she arrives back in the states or would her life be better without him in itOkay that is all the background info you get out of this gal Hopefully it is a good enough tease because I sincerely encourage you all to read this one I literally could not put it down once I started It was riveting and one I will never forget The storyline is so fascinating uniue and extremely well written   Is your life better with him Anna or without him ◦

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Od fire and shelterTheir basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks and then months the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles including violent tropical storms the many dangers lurking in the sea and the possibility that TJ's cancer could return As TJ celebrates yet another birthday on the island Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man. A lovely romance an incredibly uniue premise but for me parts of this fell flatIt mostly comes down to what I expect from first person perspective I expect emotion I expect insight Not only do I expect to read about a seuence of events but I also expect to know what a character thinks and feels about those events as they unfold I didn't during most of this Imagine that you're stranded on an island in the middle of the Pacific when suddenly your only companion and the person you happen to love becomes violently ill out of nowhere I found the first aid kit and shook two Tylenol into the palm of my hand I helped him swallow the Tylenol with water but he threw up all over himself a few minutes later I cleaned him up with a t shirt and tried to shift him over a little to a drier part of the blanket He cried out when I touched himThat passage is one of many that left me wondering a lot of things Is she freaking out because he's sick and all she has to treat him with is Tylenol Did him puking turn her stomach Isn't she terrified that the man she loves might die and there's nothing she can do to save him TELL ME DAMN ITOkay aside from my annoyance at the detached storytelling there were other things missing from this Things that won't bother most people but things that nevertheless bothered the hell out of me Because I used to live on a 8 x 5 mile tropical island A huge part of what was lacking from this was the complete and overwhelming culture shock of returning to the mainland How walking into a Walmart feels like tripping balls because the largest building you've seen in years was a mere fraction of its size How being a passenger in a car going over 50 mph makes you have a panic attack because SLOW DOWN YOU'RE GOING TO FUCKING KILL US NO I DON'T CARE THAT YOU'RE GOING THE SPEED LIMIT HUMANS WERE NOT MEANT TO TRAVEL FASTER THAN A FART FLIES So yeah there's that Honestly I still think there's a lot of good in here And I urge anyone looking for a uniue love story to give this a try Just don't read it on a plane Because shudderBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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On the IslandWhen thirty year old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring TJ Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives she accepts without hesitation a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any dayTJ Callahan has no desire to leave town not that anyone asked him He's almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn't bad enough now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family and a. Yes This book is getting all the stars Anna is a thirty year old teacher who has agreed to tutor a 17 year old that has recently gone into remission from cancer The treatments caused him to get behind at school so his family decides to spend the summer with a tutor to catch him up This family has some cash though so they are headed to their summer rental in the MaldivesThe family has already left leaving Anna and her student TJ to join them The small plane that is taking them to join the family though has some problems and the pilot ends up having an heart attack during the trip Their plane crashes Anna and TJ end up shipwrecked together hoping that a rescue plane is on the wayI LOVE THESE KINDS OF STORIES WOOTThere are so many islands in this chain of islands though that no one lives on and they end up on one of them They must find some way to survive on the island no water no food Just each other TJ and Anna have to battle not only the weather sharks and so many other natural problems They also have always in the backs of their minds that his cancer could come backNow I'm sure you are going to read some reviews that say that this book wasn't the best written piece of literature but so what I LOVED it Sometimes you just want someone to tell you a story and this author does it well There is no insta love These two built a history together slowly Anna is torn about the way she begins to feel about TJ because of his age Don't say anything here because I'm older than my husband and went through some of the same misgivings that Anna did Their story builds like it should and it's damn fabulousAND The book earned one whole star for mentioning the bestest movie ever Now I'm going to go and smooch my younger husband and enjoy ever second of it Because us older women have some swag too I'm featuring my friend TLTerri's review on this amazing little book I'm trying to not be ate up with the jealousy monster because she got a signed copy of this book I'm kidding I still luvs her