Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Reading Level: Young Adult – Publisher: HarperTeen – Publication Date: 7/3/12
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.
Tiger Lily is one of those stories that stays with you long after you have read it. It was a beautiful, slightly heartbreaking story.
I loved that Tinkerbell was the narrator, I think that was my favorite aspect of this book. I enjoyed seeing how everything happened thru her eyes. She was so darn cute and I loved how devoted she was to Tiger Lily.
I was a huge fan of Peter Pan growing up, so I was kind of worried his character wouldn’t live up to my expectations but I shouldn’t have been. Anderson’s version of Peter Pan was perfect. I just loved his character! I also really liked Tiger Lily as well because she was just so complex.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the slow pace. It seemed to drag on a bit, but other than that I thought it was a wonderful story and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to read a great retelling!