Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder is about an island which holds nine orphans at a time. Every year on the same day a boat appears carrying one 3 year old and taking the eldest away never to return. One year the boat comes for Jinny’s best friend Dean. The boat comes and leaves a small girl named Ess. Then Jinny becomes the new elder. But when the times comes to leave will Jinny stay on the Island or will Jinny leave the only home she’s ever known?