The Islanders, Vol. 1 by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
Published :April 2015
Version Read : Paperback
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Two years ago the tiny New England community on Chatham Island was rocked by tragedy–three teenagers had a terrible accident that left one dead. Now Lucas Cabral, the person responsible for the events on that fateful night, has returned. But life on the island isn’t the same, and everyone Lucas once considered a friend refuses to speak to him. Everyone except for Zoey Passmore. As Lucas and Zoey grow closer, Zoey risks tearing apart her close-knit group of friends if they discover the truth . . . that she’s falling for her boyfriend’s worst enemy.
Now with a stunning new package, another generation of readers will be swept away by the romance, secrets, and betrayals of this close knit group of friends.
I first read these two books when they were still under the “Making Out” series title back in high school. There were the books that started my love of reading for fun, instead of something that I had to do for school. I thought the characters were so mature for teenagers and that their lives were interesting compared to my own. I think there were a total of 28 books in the whole series and I had collected them all. When I went to college I decided that I was “too grown up” for them and gave them again. A decision I regret now.