Thursday, July 11, 2013

Currently Reading: On the Island

Well, this is kind of a lie. I finished this book earlier this week but I HAD to share. 

On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves is a summer must read.

I couldn't put it down. I was up until 3 A.M. two nights in a row because I had to finish it. 

16 year-old T.J. is recovering from cancer that had him out of school for a year. His 30-year old tutor Anna is traveling with T.J. and his family to the Maldives for a summer vacation to help T.J. recover and catch up on his lost year. The plane goes down on the way there and they are stranded on an island by themselves.

The story revolves around their survival and the changes in their relationship during their time on the island. It sounds so basic, and it is, which makes the central focus the characters. You get attached to them and find yourself on the verge of tears of joy and sadness several times throughout. It's great. You must read it.

Then at the end of the book, Graves has a little blurb about the process of writing the book, etc. and she mentions that the book has been picked up by MGM for a potential movie. And let me just tell you, this movie would be awesome.

Perfect T.J.? Can I get a Tim Riggins please?

Taylor Kitsch… Gimme.

If that's not a reason enough to read the book (and see the potential movie)… I don't know what is.

What is your perfect summer getaway book?

xoxo, jgp 

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