Mike has no idea how he ended up on a deserted island. As he tries to discover answers, he finds himself attacked by all sorts of dangers: crocodiles, tarantulas, and even wild dogs. Something sinister is clearly happening to Mike, but what? As his survival skills get stronger, he becomes even more determined to uncover the truth. Will he succeed in escaping, or has this all been a part of some sick game? Island Shock is part of the Toxic series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant and struggling readers. The Toxic books offer exciting, shorter stories (just 48pp each) for readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want fast-paced, adventure stories. Island Shock is ideal for reluctant readers aged 9-12 with a reading age of 8-11.
Jonny Zucker worked as a primary school teacher, football coach and stand-up comedian before turning to writing full time. He has written over 100 books for children of all ages. He plays rhythm guitar in a band and still thinks he has a chance of becoming a professional footballer. He lives in London with his wife and three sons.