Joshua’s Island was an emotional read for me—bullying is such a charged topic. I liked Joshua, and I thought he was very believable. Kids do hide that they are being bullied from their parents, and that’s so heart-breaking.
I also liked Eve, the girl who becomes friends with Joshua. I appreciated that the author didn’t make her perfect, but allowed her to make mistakes and learn from them. She is a stronger character because of that.
The plot was very engaging with many twists and turns, although I found it a little unbelievable that the all-boy Bullying Squad at Joshua’s school had a female leader. Otherwise, I enjoyed Joshua’s Island.
I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.