'Jake's an only kid.
He's the only kid in his family.
He's the only kid on his island.
Or that's what he thinks...'
Jake lives on a remote island with his parents, a getaway spot for adults, and only adults. He has no friends, expect a scruffy teddy called Crusher, and he has to stay out of the way of the guests, so its no wonder he feels lonely. He feels like he is unwanted, why else would his parents have an adult only island. Then, some reviewers come to the island. Jake tries to help, wishing that they could leave the island, but instead ends up creating complete and utter chaos. He thinks its unfair, but them discovers the islands true history, and why his parents say 'adults only' hotel.
Morris Gleitzman as always has written a book that puts the character in a painful and emotional position, and as with most of his books it shows the stormy relationship between a child and their parents. It is amazing how Morris Gleitzman can show such deep emotion, yet still make it so funny, it still leaves you holding your sides with laughter. This is a great book for all ages and is a star buy.