The Island

by Sarah Singleton

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April 2010 'new gen' Book of the Month title.

 

Put simply this is The Beach for teens. Three friends are on the start of their gap year in India but when one of them discovers a body of a girl he becomes the prime suspect.  And, when he disappears his friends must endeavour to unravel the mystery surrounding the death in order to try and prove their friend’s innocence, without putting themselves at risk.

 

The Island Synopsis

Otto, Jen and Charlotte have planned the trip of a lifetime to India for their gap year, before going their separate ways to university. For Charlotte, it's an opportunity to get involved in an environmental project and finally feel like she's doing something worthwhile; for Otto, it's the perfect opportunity to take some real photos to help his career as a photojournalistic; for Jen, it's the realisation of a lifelong dream. But when Otto discovers the body of a girl on the beach, things take a sinister turn as he finds himself a prime suspect in her murder. Together Otto, Charlotte and Jen start to unravel the mystery behind the girl's death. Can they discover the truth and clear Otto's name and even if they do will they be able to handle what they find as their dreams of paradise crumble around them...

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ISBN: 9781847382962
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781847382962
Publication date: 1st April 2010
Author: Sarah Singleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites,
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About Sarah Singleton

Sarah Singleton was born in rural Northamptonshire and holds an honours degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Nottingham. She travelled in Europe, India and Nepal, and worked variously with horses, in a chocolate shop, as a factory operative, and a chambermaid in Germany, before becoming a journalist.In 1993 she married Brian Hoare, and they have two young daughters. Now, she lives in Chippenham, "in beautiful mystic Wiltshire," and works as a senior reporter for the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, campaigns with a local human rights group, and is learning to play violin.

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