I’ll never forget the day my friend Tina started reading On the Island, and promptly recommended it to me. I was intrigued! Not only did the book detail a dangerous circumstance and a fight for survival, (two people having to survive on a deserted island after plane crash!? Wow!) but there was an added *kick* to the intrigue. How the relationship between these two survivors (a 17 year old and his 30 year old female tutor) would progress. Alone, with nobody to cling to, to talk to, but each other. You just knew as a reader, you were certain to experience a special bond in the process.