'A tense page-turner that shows adolescent humanity at its best and worst.'
- Kirkus Reviews
TEENAGE GIRLS CAN BE SAVAGE.
Six teenage girls survive a plane crash on a deserted island. Removed from civilised society, can they challenge class, identity and toxic femininity to pull together and survive? Or will they descend into savagery?
Seventeen-year-old farm girl Ellery is used to being alone; used to taking care of herself. After she wins an athletics scholarship to a prestigious new school, she finds herself facing her own personal nightmare – stuck on a plane with a bunch of mean girls, the school dork and her ex-best friend. But when the plane crashes and they find themselves alone on a deserted island, the real challenge begins.
As they fight for survival, long-buried secrets are uncovered and – one by one – each girl’s true character emerges. Can friendships, like fires, be relit?
And can Ellery survive on Girl Island?
'Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies. I loved it.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Move over Katniss Everdeen, there's room for another teen heroine.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A great read. I couldn't put it down!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Fans of The Hunger Games will love this book.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I didn't want it to end! A brilliant debut.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A wonderfully gripping, daring debut YA novel.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Ellery is the perfect protagonist...shy without being invisible, compliant without being subservient. But she’s also strong in her resolve and character.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Totally absorbing...I couldn't put it down.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A thrilling YA adventure.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This is the all-girl Lord of the Flies we've all been waiting for.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Read it in one sitting! Beautifully written.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A great story, with characters that took me back to being a teenager myself. Couldn't put it down.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A great read. I will be buying Girl Island for all the teenage girls in my life!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'This book is amazing!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I couldn't put this survival story down. Highly recommended.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A thrilling, quick read...I loved it so much that I read it in a day!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A thoroughly enjoyable adventure. It's fast-paced, exciting and totally absorbing. I read it pretty much in one sitting.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I loved this book. I basically couldn't stop reading it until I finished it.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'What a way to finish the reading year! Just wow. I binge-read this in a day!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Amazon and Goodreads reviews