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On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves I am so glad I started this book on a weekend, as I completely devoured it over the past day. Every so often a book will come along that it's a struggle to put it down, people call books unputdownable but this one actually is. Putting down my Kindle and stopping reading this book was such a pain. I recently changed the way I rate books on Goodreads and save the five star rating for truly amazing books, I wish I could give this book more than five stars, it really is that good. If someone asked me to recommend them the perfect book I would name this one. Not a single page was wasted, the writing was amazing and I loved TJ and Anna. There's nothing I love more than reading a book like this, but the worst thing about it is finishing it and knowing that the story is over. This is a book you will think about and remember for a long time after you've finished it. It's a book you will recommend to friends and envy them as they read it for the first time. My only regret is not saving the book for my holiday as its a perfect summer read, although maybe the women (and indeed some men!) should wear sunglasses if reading in the sun as tears will be shed.

I hear that this has been picked up for a movie, I just hope a film of this book stays true to the story. But I think it'll be hard to make a film even half as good as this book is. The way the story kept changing between Anna and TJ worked really well and I think the author wrote the POV of a teenage boy turning into a man fantastically well. The love story didn't feel rushed, or wrong or seedy etc, the whole thing just flowed really well and made for a perfect read.

If you have this book on your to read list then please, do yourself a favour and move it straight to the top. You won't regret it. Just make sure you have tissues nearby if you're the emotional kind and be prepared to get nothing done until you've reached the final chapter. I wish I could read this book for the first time all over again. I loved it.