Kindle Price: $2.99
Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

Leaving Green Island Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$2.99
Paperback
"Please retry"
$41.40

Length: 385 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Becoming Marta by Lorea Canales
"Becoming Marta" by Lorea Canales
Explore this featured release in Literature & Fiction. Learn more | See related books

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3160 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publication Date: January 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HSRCHQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,014 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


More About the Author

Bios are so tough...! Let's see, I grew up outside Detroit and then went to college and grad school at the University of Michigan. After moving to Chicago for six years, I recently moved back to Michigan with my husband and young daughter.

Big fan of fountain Cokes and hoodies.

If there's anything else you want to know about me - send me a message :) And, be sure to add me as a friend on Goodreads and check me out on Facebook!

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I absolutely adored this book. I stayed up late into the night finishing it because I couldn't put it down! I've been desperate to find more books like this - books like Emily Giffin's that I like to call "smart" chick lit. Just because I'm looking for a lighthearted and entertaining read, it doesn't mean I want to sacrifice great writing, quality character development, and a thoughtful plot with depth. Em Barrett gets this and she totally delivers. I can't wait to read what she writes next. Also, apart from being a touching and engaging story, with real characters, experiences and emotions I could relate to, it's also a perfect summer read. I was stuck in the city on a sticky summer weekend, and Barrett's writing transported me to Green Island -- the golden afternoon sun, the sparkling water, the warm summer breeze...and the nostalgia for those cottage friends and the sense of shared history that always sticks with you. Five stars for sure...I'm jealous of all of you that haven't read it yet!
Comment 19 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
"Leaving Green Island" seems like the perfect book to read on the beach with your feet in the sand.

The story sucked me in from the very first page. Brecken, the main character, is a young lawyer in Chicago with a creepy boss and a job she doesn't like but can't afford to lose. In some shape or form, we've all been there. Without giving too much away, her life takes a dramatic turn when over a few days, she becomes engaged and then encounters Reed Whalen, a mysterious ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. Barrett builds up the mystery surrounding Reed throughout the first part of the book and I was scratching for clues as to who he really is and why he disappeared. Sidenote - whenever I read a book I always think in my head about which actors should play the characters if they make it into a movie. I have a few ideas for Brecken but I feel like Taylor Kitsch from Friday Night Lights would make the perfect Reed Whalen.

The story cuts back and forth between the present and the past, when Brecken met Reed while on vacation with her friend on Green Island. Most of the flashbacks are set on Green Island, which seems like a wonderful vacation spot. The present action takes place in Chicago. If you're from the Midwest, you will appreciate all of the small touches which indicate the author knows this area well. There are also several funny pop culture references, including a great shoutout to the original "Beverly Hills 90210."

I don't want to give too much of the story away, but by the second half of the book, I was reading as fast as I could to get to the end and find out what happened. $2.99 for this book is a steal. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
1 Comment 13 of 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
I was absolutely dumbfounded when I saw this is the #30,303 most downloaded book on Amazon. Then I realized it is a new release and just picking up steam, much like a freighter leaving Green Island for the big city of wind. I didn't have an e-reader, but when I heard that Em Barrett was finally going semi-public with one of her underground coffee shop masterpieces, I splurged for one. I can't find any other novels of hers on Amazon, but i've heard there are a few others out there? Has this always been her pen name? Anyways, to hell with the critics, give me Fifty shades of Green Island!
Comment 5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is amazing. I hope that everyone will read it, because it really is that good! The writing is perfection the characters are easy to love and the storyline is fantastic. It's so much fun to read a book that draws you in from the first page. This book covers 10+ years of life and love. Em Barrett, I hope you will be writing many more books. The ending to this book is perfect, although if you wanted to write another story with these characters you wouldn't get an argument from me! I've ready A LOT of books this summer and this one is in my top 3. Thanks for writing such a great story! :)
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm not a plot spoiler but I was shocked by all the ALCOHOL being given to under aged kids (by their parents, kids who continued drinking and getting drunk throughout the book. Was that necessary to even put in this book? The F bomb totally didn't need to be in the story. I ended up speed reading to get past have the crap that didn't need to be there to be a good love story and ONLY at 90% did I finally slow down and finish the book. I'm actually surprised I did finish. I've lost too many loved ones to alcoholism to enjoy such a story. I should have just deleted at the beginning. MY BAD!
1 Comment 24 of 32 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved Leaving Green Island - truly couldn't put it down after reading the first few pages! It's one of those light-hearted yet sentimental stories that will bring you back to your high school/college days. The author's writing style will have you feeling connected to the lives of each character which, in my opinion, is the sign of an excellent book!
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Awesome! Em Barrett is a natural storyteller with a keen understanding of life, love, friendship, and the magnetic pull of the past. Leaving Green Island drew me in with its subtle humor and fluid prose, and it wasn't long before I was hooked reading about Brecken Pereira's unforgettable experiences as an outsider navigating the unfamiliar world of a wealthy vacation community and the confusion she later faces when her first love from Green (as the residents call it) comes crashing back into her life as a young lawyer and musician a decade later. Barrett's captivating plot, multi-dimensional characters, and well-placed references to the sights and sounds of the late `90s Midwest and present-day Chicago make Leaving Green Island an absolutely delightful read from start to finish. Five stars - you should definitely check it out this summer!
Comment 5 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?