Island II: Survival [NOOK Book]

Overview

The second installment in the survival suspense series Island, from bestelling and award-winning author Gordon Korman

Six kids.
One shipwreck.
One desert island.

Stranded. Separated.

Six kids are ...
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Overview

The second installment in the survival suspense series Island, from bestelling and award-winning author Gordon Korman

Six kids.
One shipwreck.
One desert island.

Stranded. Separated.

Six kids are stuck on a desert island. They have no food. No shelter. Nobody knows they are lost. They must take from the island in order to survive. But what if they're not alone?
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4-6 -In the sequel (Scholastic, 2001) to Gordon Korman's Shipwreck (Scholastic, 2001), four shipwrecked teens who were on a month-long trip for youngsters with disciplinary problems arrive on a seemingly deserted island searching for food and shelter. About halfway through the story, the group reunites with two other teens who also survived the boating accident. When a plane lands on the island, the teens witness a murder and decide it would be dangerous to come out of hiding. The men are smugglers dealing in ivory tusks and rare animal parts. In addition, the island once housed a military base during WWII and is still home to the third atomic bomb. There are numerous neat coincidences, but they do add suspense to the story. Holter Graham's narration is pleasant, but he provides few unique voices for the characters. Those new to the series will have no trouble following the plot and will eagerly await the next volume.-Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545630757
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Series: Island
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 71,960
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 937 KB

Meet the Author

Gordon Korman
Gordon Korman
Gordon Korman is one of the most beloved contemporary authors of today with more than 40 middle-grade novels to his credit. He published his first book at the wee age of fourteen, which turned into the Bruno and Boots series- still in print! Also a tireless self-promoter, Gordon travels across the country and even travels abroad to promote his books. Originally from Toronto, Gordon and his wife, a teacher, now live on Long Island with their little boy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Thrilling Island Survival Story of Danger

    The reason I chose this book was because it looked like a survival book that would be adventurous. The book looked like it was just at the right reading level for me. I thought the book would be about six kids stranded on a desert island. They needed to work together to build a shelter, find food and drinking water. I felt that this book would be very exciting and thrilling to read. Mr. Turner read us the first book of Island The Shipwreck. The book Island: Survival was very detailed and very easy to understand. The book also had a lot of emotion in it and sad memories. I felt that the ending was very good. However the book was not what I expected because it had a bit more violence. And there were way more exciting things in it than I expected. I did not especially feel the same about the book. An example of an exciting part was when Ian and Luke snuck into the office of the unwanted visitors and the found a folder that was looking for bombs from the civil war. The bombs were called Fat Man, Little Boy and Junior. An example of violence was when the Rat Face and the Doberman were having a fight. Red Hair shot Rat Face. But the Doberman died because of the fight with Rat Face. After that they found Will crying in pain behind a bush. This story is about six kids who are stuck on a desert island they are stranded and they are separated. They have no food or any drinking water. They need to work together in order to survive. Nobody knows they are lost. They must take from the island. But what if they aren¿t alone. This type of book is fiction. Luke, like a leader knows what do mostly. Ian is the very smart one who knows how to build a shelter and what food they can eat. Will, for most off the story, has lost his memory. Will thinks that the others are trying to kill him and he is trying to save his sister Lyssa from the others. But the other kids are not trying to kill him they are trying to find him! Charla is the athletic kid who can catch fish with her own hand while she is swimming. Lyssa is pretty violent but sometimes she is nice and helps out. J.J thinks this is all set up by CNC, a movie company, and that Red Hair and the other unwanted visitors are just actors. The setting of this book is of the map but it is about 500 or 600 miles from Guam. The island has lots of food and plenty of rainwater and twigs, sticks and logs to make a fire and shelter. The author of this book is Gordon Korman. Korman was born October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec in Canada and his first book was This can¿t be happening at Macdonald Hall. Korman has written more then thirty novels now including island book one, two and three. The reason I liked this book was it was easy to understand for example the beginning the author explains how the kids got to the island. That was pretty much their biggest challenge surving a forty-fete wave. The other reason I liked this book was that the book explained how to build a shelter with stick and logs of wood and how to fish for food in the ocean. I liked the author because he put a lot of excitement in the story like Red hair. and Rat face (the pig). I think nine, ten and eleven year olds should read this book. Kids reading this book will learn a lot because there are complicated words and some violence. They will also learn about survival skills.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    Survival

    very good. sequel to shipreck. it really held my attention. a lot like the reality tv show survivor but with kids.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    If you like adventures,you will love this book

    This book is about 6 kids named Ian,Carla, J.J, Lyssa, Will, and Leon. The kids get shipwrecked and they are deserted on a island. J.J, Lyssa, and Will get seprated from the orthers. O yeah and the captin died in book 1. Well i will let you find out what else happend in the story. Hope you like it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2001

    will they survive?

    This book is incredibly brilliant. It uses rich adjectives and strong nouns that grasp you by the throat and pulls you in. IT stands out from all the other books with crisp action and incredible plot that he slowly feeds you. This is a have to read book. that you will have to read. The one thing that dissapoints me about this book is that it ends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2001

    A thrilling continuation of the first Island book.

    Ian, Luke, Charla, and Will have survived a terrible shipwreck and one week on the open seas with no food and scarce water. Now, they have landed on a tropical island in the middle of nowhere. Will is suffering from amnesia, and the kids don't even know if J.J. and Lyssa are still alive. The only human beings on this lonely island, they must make a fire, build a shelter, and gather food and water to sustain them - in addition to searching for Will, who has run off into the jungle. When a plane lands on the island, the kids hope to be rescued - but instead, they find themselves in the middle of some very dangerous and illegal dealings. Now the kids have a far bigger problem than simple survival - they have to hide all traces of their existence, or they won't have any hope at all of making it out of this alive. Gordon Korman continues his thrilling Island trilogy with book two, which picks up right where book one left off. I can't wait to read the third book and find out if the kids survive and make it off the island.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Yes, it is kid appropriate

    It is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Kid appropriate?

    Plz tell me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Good book

    This book is a good book because it real explaned how kid show the need to care for one another

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2009

    SWEET BOOK MAN!

    I think the book Shipwreck was a good and interesting book. The captain died . The second book Survival was an alright book so far because I am not finished with it. But I hope it is a good ending cause its getting good as the book go's on. They found Lyssa and J.J. They had found food it was mac and cheese. i recommend this book for people that like short reading and a series of book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2009

    Good book

    I think this book is good. they wake up on a island. with no one on it .then one of the kids hallucinate.he run in to the woods. they find two ship mates and then a plane lands on the island. i guess you will have to read the book to find out what happens. yes i do recommend this book to people that like series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    it's awsome

    i love this book it is so intense and exieting. if you start this book you will never stop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2006

    Scary Island

    This book takes place on an island like in the middle of no where. There are six kids living on this island with no food or cloths. After they survived the shipwreck and lived on the island for a while they start fight, they get attacked by snakes and they try to find away to get home. The kids really want to get home to be with there family and friends. The thing that I liked most about the book was how they were able to experiencing a ship wreaks and how they were able to help each other out a lot. The thing that I did not like about the book was how the kids were left on an island with no real food and no real drinks and how every time a plan went over them they would try to get the plans addition the plan would never see them. This book is a part of a series and if you would want to under stand the book fully you would need to read the entire book. This book reminds me of the televion show Lost and Survive. The people that would enjoy this book would be the people who like to watch Lost and Survive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2006

    A Great Sequel

    This book was just as good or better than Shipwreck! Lyssa and J.J. are nowhere to be found, Will has amnesia and can't remember anyone, and Luke, Charla, and Ian must find food, shelter, and a way to escape. But are they really alone on this uncharted island? Find out in this incredible, suspenseful, and well written book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2006

    awsome book

    This book is about six kids Will, Luke, Lan, Lyssa, and Charla and J.J. First they get shipwrecked. Next they get stranded on a deserted island but the worst is that there are murderers on the island!I like this book because itis exciting. This book is exciteing because bad things keep happening to the kids and you don't know if they will suvive. I recommend this book to people who like excitement because it is exciting. I would recommend this book for third and fourth graders. If you like Robinson Crusoe you will like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2005

    You'll get lost in this book!

    This book is about 6 kids who go on this boat called the Pheonix. The boat gets shipwrecked and th captin drowned. 2 kids did not survive. The other 4 tryies to survive on rain water and food from the island until they get rescued. They survive through a jungle that has things you don't want to go through. Th bugs and food are almost dangerous and no other clothes! Yuck! This is an adventure the would never forget. In this volume their friend Will goes crazy and he doesn't remeber them at all. He doesn't remember the shipwreck or anything that happened. I recommend these books to people who like adventure and survival books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    Good Book, you should read it !

    This book is a good addition to the series, because the first just left you wondering what'd happen next. I only gave it 4 because it is not as long as I had intended it to be. So, anyways, if you haven't read the first, then don't start this one until you do, but for the rest of you, read it! This is a great book,and you should get it while you can.I won't spoil the rest like some OTHER reviews. And If you have an XBOX, and Halo 2, get Xbox Live, it's the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    It was awesome

    I like island because they find 1 atomic many men with guns. They need to get of the so the men don't kill them like they killed one of there men. With Will unconscious and Will can't remember a thing. What they eat is finger bannanas and coconuts. And all they drink is coconut milk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    What I thought of this book

    I am an eighth grader, and we had to read this book along with the first one for a weekly assignment. I thought this was a very exciting book, and I thought it gave me this feeling like i was on the island with them. The author explains every single detail, and it is very adventureous. I can't wait to read the 3rd one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2003

    Will they survive.... or will they die?

    The second Island book:Survival is a very interesting book. In this book they are on the island and trying to find the other two castaways that aren't with them. They also set up a camp on the beach.The rest of the book is about how they survive on the Island.Everything that happened to them is so scary, yet realistic!I really recommend this book for anyone who loves an adventure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2003

    Survival~will they survive

    This book is one of the most thrilling books I've ever read. My teacher started to read them to us during our reading hour and we have read every one since. This book is about some kids who do some things then get sent on a ship they end up getting stranded on an island and well you'll have to read the books to find out what happens.

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