The Island by Olivia Levez

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Not all readers will embrace this novel’s haunting, open-ended conclusion, but those who do will find much to appreciate and discuss.
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Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor however and with the help of the only other crash survivor she sees that the future is worth fighting for.



A gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be.

 

About Olivia Levez

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Olivia Levez divides her time between teaching English and binge-writing in her caravan by the sea. Olivia likes hula-hooping, yoga and real ale, but not at the same time. She lives in Worcestershire with her husband, two sons and her real-life dog, Basil.
 
Published February 22, 2016 by Oneworld Publications. 331 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jun 22 2016

Not all readers will embrace this novel’s haunting, open-ended conclusion, but those who do will find much to appreciate and discuss.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Apr 27 2017

Echoing O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins, Levez’s story will keep readers riveted as determined, hard-edged Frances fights to survive.

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