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The Forgotten Island
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The Forgotten Island

2.79 of 5 stars 2.79  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Helen has just turned eleven. It is summer and she is in Bella Terra, an island off Italy where her family spend an idyllic few months each year. This time, though, everything is different. Her parents' marriage is simmering with tension. Lea, her 13-year-old sister, is becoming increasingly rebellious. Mr Peters, their artist neighbor, and the Ashtons, glamorous friends o ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 200 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Isis (first published April 4th 2004)
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First I found it boring...then it started to be more interesting, exciting. You can feel the weather, the island, the heat, the air, the sea....but at the end it will stay "The forgotten book" for me.
Eh. I liked the writing at times, but overall not overly compelling.
Kirsty Darbyshire

Eleven year old Helen spends the summer holidaying on an Italian island with her parents and thirteen year old sister Lea. The story examines the relationship between the sisters and Lea's disappearance. I thought the story and atmosphere were sound but found the writing a bit self conciously literary in places and a bit repetitive sometimes. Overall a pleasant little read though.

Hated this book... maybe because it reminded me how disgusting and horrible reality is.

It does leave you wondering but though it is a short novel i wouldn't reccomend it to younger people as it is sad and if you aren't use to stories that have details about how horrible life can be.

I may be exaggerating.
not that good. dont really recommend it!
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