Island On The Edge Of The World is a new book that’s just as bright and colourful as its cover. In this delightful story, four very different women come together to do the impossible: find a lost child, and a missing mother, in Haiti.

Now, my radar is set to ping at anything that smells like a white-saviour story, but Deborah Rodriguez does the work to show a multitude of perspectives and emphasise the importance of self-determination and respect for countries and people in need.

I’m really impressed with the way that Rodriguez managed to take some really heavy themes and issues and turn them into a fun summer read.

The fine folks at Bantam Books were kind enough to send me a copy of Island On The Edge Of The World for review, and I think it would be a great book club pick – especially because this edition includes discussion questions, Haitian recipes, and a guide to ethically helping Haitian people in the back.

Buy Island On The Edge Of The World on Booktopia here. (affiliate link)