Fremantle Gazette

Not many books have me laughing throughout, but the adventures and mishaps of the two main characters in Jack’s Island are hilarious.

I am not exaggerating when I say Norman Jorgensen’s latest offering to the literary world is one of the best books I have read this year.

Jack’s island is a poignant look at the hardships of war, strong family morals including the occasional hiding dished out to youngsters and the importance of helping neighbors.

Jorgensen’s characters are lovable and when I shared their adventures there was no doubt life was tough during the war but I felt admiration for their nobility.

Even tough this is a youth novel for middle readers , it is a great read for adults as well.