For the Islanders, falling in love is easy . . . staying in love is a lot more difficult. The drama continues in the fourth omnibus edition of New York Times bestselling authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's action-packed series.The first thing Christopher did when he moved to Chatham Island was try to convince Aisha she should give him a chance. And even thoughFor the Islanders, falling in love is easy . . . staying in love is a lot more difficult. The drama continues in the fourth omnibus edition of New York Times bestselling authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's action-packed series.The first thing Christopher did when he moved to Chatham Island was try to convince Aisha she should give him a chance. And even though she was determined to resist his charms, Aisha soon found herself falling in love . . . until Christopher betrayed her.Now Christopher wants a second chance. But when an old boyfriend comes back into Aisha's life, she is forced to decide whether romance—with anyone—is really worth it. Is Aisha ready to risk her heart again?Formerly known as Making Out #7: Lucas Gets Hurt and Making Out #8: Aisha Goes Wild....
|Title||:||The Islanders Vol. 4|
|Number of Pages||:||448 Pages|
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The Islanders Vol. 4 Reviews
It's love and heartbreak week onthe X-Factor Chatham Island. What went down with our coastal teens? Let's allow angsty bands of ye old 90s/00s to show us the way:STATE OF THE UNION: Angsty indie bands edition (previous SOTU)Zoey's life continues to be a boulevard of broken dreams (does she ever get a break?!)Jake needs something more, to keep on breathing forLucas is successfully employing the "who has to know?" strategy for his dirty little secret, but is set for an inevitable fallBen & Nina are lost in a van in the middle of nowhere, but are just going to roll with itChris realizes he might bea bit love drunkAisha reveals she dated a sketchy older boy at 14, and if she could go back again, she'd go back and change everything Claire's new paramour has her retracing every step in her head (...what did she miss back then? She was so, so misled)Still to be resolved:1. Will Aisha stay this interesting? (one can only hope)2. Will Lucas & Zoey keep holding on?3. Is Claire finally going to find her prince after one too many frogs?Stay tuned as I hunt down the rest of this series - someway, somehow.
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 filled with teen-angst and buried secrets, these are a good series to turn to. A little bit Dawson's Creek in it's setting and it's drama, The Islanders is the perfect teen soap opera.
Warning: Spoilers! I thoroughly enjoyed volumes 1-3 of this series. However, volume 4 jumps the shark a bit for me. The narrative relies on more soap opera-y elements to move forward, and while I love a good soap opera as much as the next gal, this just didn't live up to the complexities of the first two volumes. Lucas making out with Claire out of anger at Zoey just wasn't enough to center an entire half-volume around. Aisha gets mugged in an alley, hits her head, loses consciousness and wakes up thinking she's 14 years old again? The shark has been jumped, my friends. (Side-note: Things that really upset/irritate me in a book or television series: body switches (see: Buffy, The Vampire Diaries) and temporary and ill-timed amnesia that manages to create a series of unfortunate and cringe-inducing mishaps (see: Aisha Goes Wild).)This seemed as good a point as any to wrap up the series. I don't know if they're planning on re-publishing the rest of the "Making Out" series in a similar fashion, but I think this was a good stopping point. Every thing gets tied up rather nicely - Claire winds up beautiful and alone (as usual). Jake, having woken up in a cemetery next to a bottle of tequila, is substance-dependent and working out like a maniac (as usual); Zoey has forgiven Lucas and the whole sex debacle has been forgotten (for now). The Passmore parents have reconciled their differences and are moving back in together. Aisha has miraculously recovered from her head trauma in the course of 6 hours and Christopher has believed and forgiven her for the whole weird situation he found her in. Nina and Benjamin (my favorite characters of the whole bunch) will live happily ever after, forever and ever always. The end.
As one would expect, this final volume wraps up all the story lines. One is brought to full closure, most are concluded but left somewhat open-ended (after all, these are teens so a significant flash forward would be needed to fully wrap these stories), and one is left dangling. Even as an older reader, well outside the target market for these books, I felt like I could have read more about these characters – perhaps a volume that follows up with them in their late twenties and early thirties? Curiosity abounds. Do they all stay on the island? Does Claire follow her desired career path? Is Jake able to master his addiction? What becomes of Ben and Nina when Ben goes off to college during Nina’s final year in high school? Does Jake ever tell Ben and Zoey about his odd encounter with their half-sister? Are Zoey and Lucas really the love story of the ages? ETC…
Lucas got hurt but he deserve it.... Love the end but I almost die when I found out there where 28 stories to the series and they only remade 8:( I would read them all!!!
I finished reading this because it was it was in the series. Eh!
Fun enjoyable read. Over the top drama. just what I wanted