Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (3)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the 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 SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Then hit up to Should Be Reading to add your link.

On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Blurb:  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.

I finished this book this weekend and wil be doing a review soon, but for my teaser...

        I helped him bathe for the next two weeks, until he healed enough to do it on his own.  Each time, it got a bit less embarrassing for me.  I never glanced down again, to see how it affected him.
          "This doesn't totally suck for you, does it?" I asked one day while washing his hair.


  1. Just finished reading STARCROSSED by Elizabeth C. Bunce. Already returned it to the library or else I'd pull something from that. Haven't chosen a new book yet. : /

  2. *laughs* Yeah, I would think he would have the better deal with receiving the baths than giving them.

    Here's my TT.