Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: On the Island


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others!
Make sure to share the title and the author so other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their to be read piles.

This Weeks Teaser:

Title: On the Island
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publication Date: October 11, 2011





When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. 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 day. T.J. 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 stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'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 T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their 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 T.J.'s cancer could return. As T.J. 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.

Teaser:
The calendar in my datebook ran out at the end of the month, and I'd have to find abother way to keep track of the date in 2005.
Maybe I wouldn't bother
Kindle Location: 2153

What do you think?
Come back on March 8th for my review as part of the blog tour for On the Island
Also, make sure to leave me a link so I can check out your teasers this week!
Thanks for stopping by Unabridged Bookshelf



6 comments:

JLS Hall said...

Good teaser! Sounds like a great read, but a scary situation. Hope you enjoyed the book.

Here's my teaser for this week.

Jessica G. said...

Interesting premise and teaser!
Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesday-faery-tales-nightmares.html

Jess said...

Oh wow, great teaser and description!

Here's mine:

http://wickedlybookish.blogspot.com/

LibrarySnake said...

Ooh, sounds fabulous :)

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaser-tuesday_21.html

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Awesome teaser!!! I'm so intrigued!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I love the teaser! I got my copy for the tour the other day and read the first chapter as soon as I opened the pkg. I didn't want to stop. I've heard only amazing things about this book. Can't wait!
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

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