The Island - Elin Hilderbrand So this book had a lot of surprises in it, surprisingly! For a chick lit, I thought it was going to be pretty straightforward, but I was shocked.There was so much that happened in the beginning of the book, where I literally gasped out loud and I was so intrigued to know how this was going to end. Usually, chick lits get wrapped up with a pretty bow, and I had an inkling that this wasn't going to be the case for this book. there is a happy ending for everyone, even if it's not right away and we don't know all the details.Without going into too much detail, because I don't want to ruin the book for anyone, I just want to go on record and say that I strongly disliked Chess' life choices. I felt bad for Tate. I wanted India to be strong. And I wanted Birdie to have the life that she really wanted. This is probably one the best chick lits I have read in a really long time. Great summer read. But I do have to say, that there were times when I wanted Elin to wrap it up. I only read this book in a day, but it was a LONG day. This wasn't the best, but it was a good story. It kept me reading until the end. But there was a lot of sorrow, jealousy, and loneliness to this book. I did shed some tears.Bottom line: Good chick lit, great summer read.