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The Island by Olivia Levez: Book Review

The Island by Olivia Levez (London: Rock the Boat, 2016).

The Island by Olivia Levez (London: Rock the Boat, 2016).

The Island is a Young Adult début novel by Olivia Levez, due for publication in March 2016. The story is about a troubled teenaged girl, Frances Stanton, or Fran, as she sometimes allows herself to be called. Fran is a complicated person, one who is often not seen beyond the trouble she creates around her. Nobody seems to see that creating trouble might be a cry for help. Nobody seems to see that her home life is a daily struggle for survival. Teachers, social workers, the adults around her all appear to fail her. Continue reading