The Island is out now!
The outstanding debut, The Island, from Olivia Levez, is published today by Oneworld.
Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster.
Nothing is easy. Survival is hard. And so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor though and she sees that the future is worth fighting for.
The Island is a gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be. All is not lost but some things are hard to find
Sarah Odedina described the book as “A pulse-quickening read with real heart by a hugely exciting new voice who I very much look forward to publishing and bringing to readers.”
What are you waiting for? You couldn’t ask for more from a book.
Olivia Levez to Rock the Boat
We are thrilled to announce a new deal for début YA author Olivia Levez.
The Island is an adventure story in which a girl has not only to battle survival on a desert island but also do battle with her past. World English rights in The Island were acquired by Sarah Odedina, in a two-book deal, in one of her first acquisitions as children’s publisher at Oneworld imprint Rock the Boat. Odedina said: “It is a pulse-quickening read with real heart by a hugely exciting new voice who I very much look forward to publishing and bringing to readers.” The Island will be published in March 2016.
Welcome to the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency, Olivia. We’re delighted to have you aboard!