The Island by C L Taylor

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Recommended by Laura Fuller (@Teacher263)

Form and genre: Novel

Length: 266 pages

Summary: ‘Lost’ meets ‘The Hunger Games’. A group of teens who have known each other since their parents met at antenatal classes go on holiday as they always have on a regular basis. A few days on an island without their parents turns from idyllic to nightmarish when their guide suddenly dies from a stroke and all their worst fears star coming true. A modern ‘Lord of the Flies’.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Year 9-11. Triggers: sibling mortality, family breakups and their effects

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Sunday Times and million copy best selling author.