Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tiger Lily

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Source: Library

Summary: (goodreads) Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Review: Almost anything Peter Pan related can draw my attention, but I especially couldn't pass up a book offering a completely different perspective and a unique story. This book is bittersweet and about much more than two teenagers falling in love.

Tiger Lily is impressively talented. She lives in a society that can turn on one of their own at any moment. They live in fear of the land-dwellers and then the pirates. This tightly closed community stifles Tiger Lily. She wanders and finds that the truth isn't all it seems. As she shifts from her tribe to the outside, she discovers the biggest part about who she is. But it will come with a very steep price.

This story will make your heart clench in silent grief and sympathy for Tiger Lily while the good memories fill you like they do her. Tiger lily's tale will have you reminiscing and all nostalgic, so you may want a tissue box handy as you experience grief, betrayal, and loss with one of the strongest female characters in YA.

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

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