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The Islanders Vol. 2

(Making Out #3-4)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Islanders have known one another forever--but everyone has a secret. The third and fourth book in Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant’s electrifying series reach a whole new audience in this gorgeous omnibus edition.

Nina has never been very interested in having a boyfriend. Especially since the only guy she’s ever really liked happens to be dating her sister, Claire.
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by HarperTeen
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Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This was a lot slower than the previous installments, but the teenage melodrama was still on its A-game:


Zoey remains my favorite, but needs to take a chill pill
Jake is one drink away from becoming an alcoholic
Lucas is going to mess up his relationship if he doesn't chillax on the sex talk
Ben remains a sweetheart
Nina is stronger than any of us will ever be
Chris much to my surprise was too good to be true
Aisha needs a hug (thanks (view spoiler)
Kiley Kerr
Nov 10, 2017 rated it liked it
The Islanders Vol.2

Although I did not read the first Islanders book, I found the second to be captivating from the beginning. It was hard at first to grasp the characters as I felt there were so many main characters to try and figure out. Once I had a mental image for each the story fell in line nicely. This was an easy read and I am curious to see how the story plays on in the next two books.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have had these books on my TBR since 2015. This vol. 2 was REALY Good!!! read in 1 day.
Elaine Mullane
Feb 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Feeling nostalgic for the books of my youth, I revisited Katherine Applegate and her Islanders omnibus editions (first released as the Making Out series way back in 1993. Yes, I am that old...).

While I found them to be overly-dramatic and a little bit cheesy on second reading, I think they would be loved by teenagers today. YA has taken a much-welcome step in the sphere of fantasy, science fiction and Dystopia, largely, in recent years so for teenagers looking for the traditional romance novels
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
This volume tackles a touchy subject and does a decent job of showing how fear and shame can determine a person’s actions. In the end, there is a confrontation and one of the characters is able to begin to recover and heal. The characters continue to reveal themselves to the reader. The writers are able to capture the unique mix of uncertainty and bravado that makes the teen years so fraught – just when these young people feel they are grown up and able to manage their lives they find themselves ...more
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Even though this series seems to be a light contemporary series there are some major issues dealt with. In vol 2 of The Islanders the characters deal with racism, alcohol and drug abuse and sexual abuse. I really enjoy these stories because they show teens dealing with series issues as well as just being teens.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Mm this was ok.. It took me way too long to finish it. I think I will just move on to something else.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed it, just the whole plot line kept you on your toes.
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Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal. Her novel Crenshaw spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times children's bestseller list, and her first middle-grade stand-alone novel, the award-winning Home of the Brave, continues to be included on state reading lists, summer reading lists, and class reading lists.

Katherine has written three picture

Other books in the series

Making Out (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Zoey Fools Around (Making Out, #1)
  • Jake Finds Out (Making Out, #2)
  • Nina Won't Tell (Making Out, #3)
  • Ben's in Love (Making Out, #4)
  • Claire Gets Caught (Making Out, #5)
  • What Zoey Saw (Making Out, #6)
  • Lucas Gets Hurt (Making Out, #7)
  • Aisha Goes Wild (Making Out, #8)
  • Zoey Plays Games (Making Out, #9)
  • Nina Shapes Up (Making Out, #10)