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Tiger Lily

Anderson, Jodi Lynn (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tiger Lily


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Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.
Authors: Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Title: Tiger Lily
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, 2013, c2012.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Based on James M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
Summary: Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.
Local Note: 69 76 118 148
Additional Contributors: Barrie, J. M. - 1860-1937. - (James Matthew),
ISBN: 9780062003263
0062003267
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • SandyBlank rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It was not a grab-you-by-the-throat suspense type story, but it was a good, clean story and a fun ride. I thought the ending was quite nice. It proves out that sometimes what a person needs is better than what they think they want. A charming read!

Report This Jan 02, 2014
  • ThinkingPure rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is stunning. It is written in a way that is raw, but beautiful. Tiger Lily's feelings are so strong you feel like you are her! The end is indescribable. The entire book is completely clean, perfectly romantic, and haunting, all at once.

Report This Dec 06, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Overall I loved the book. It just wasn't what I was expecting, which is hardly the books fault (although perhaps somewhat the marketing people's fault). I honestly believe this book is marketed to the wrong crowd, and I would have picked it up much sooner had I realized this. I thought the depth of characters, especially with a darkness not found (to my memory) in Peter Pan, was fantastically well done. The slow pacing of the book might not be for everyone, but again I think that is also fixed as people become aware that this book is not geared towards the people it is marketed for. The main reason I am not giving it an A+ is because I still have mixed feelings on using Tinkerbell as the narrator. While it gives the reader a larger yet more personal scope than using only third or first POV, it can be jarring at times, as well as the marketing issue (I know I am harping on this, but I think it is important that people come to this book without the preconceived notions I came to it with), but Anderson's characters more than make up for it. For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish)

"Many authors have retold, reframed, or continued the story of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, and Wendy, but few have spun the story of Tiger Lily, the fierce, misfit girl whose love Peter ultimately rejected. In this dark, edgy tale "infused with regret, loneliness, and lost love" (Booklist), Tinkerbell narrates Tiger Lily's side of things and gives new perspectives on familiar characters like Hook, Smee, and even Peter. Heady and atmospheric, this novel by the author of the Peaches trilogy will entrance readers who enjoy sophisticated, multi-layered storytelling." September 2013 Teen Scene newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=672506

Report This Aug 09, 2013
  • DanceFiddler rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Set in Neverland before the Darling children arrive, this details the story of Tiger Lily, who is Peter Pan’s first love. (That’s why I picked it up.) What follows is a somewhat interesting narrative with characters who are interesting and atypical but very flat, interwoven with a morality tale that has nothing whatsoever to do with the main plot or with Barrie’s original work. (And I would say that if it didn’t deal with such a controversial subject.) The concept was an interesting one, but—I’d give this book a pass.

Report This Aug 07, 2013
  • artemishi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh, this book. This book, so much. Tiger Lily is one of those stories that captures a rare heroine's voice (two actually, as Tinkerbell is the narrator). It turns the story of Peter Pan on its head, without undermining the original J.M. Barrie story. Tiger Lily is a character who is hard to relate to, but easy to admire for her bravery, honor, and heart. She's fallible, but I found myself wanting to have her warrior's heart as I read. And I really, really admire Jodi Lynn Anderson for making Tiger Lily the heroine without villifying Wendy. I think it's adult fiction more than YA, but is absolutely suitable for teens and youth to read (in fact, it captures YA concerns beautifully...it's just done in an adult prose). It's beautiful, humble, and bittersweet. I recommend this book for lovers of Peter Pan, and the crossroads between children's mythology and coming-of-age realities. Also to those who love a strong heroine, outcast characters, that dangerous magic between childhood and adulthood, and lyrical prose. Oh, gorsh, I recommend it to everyone.

Report This Jul 28, 2013
  • steph1068 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very well written character-driven story that is a different take on Peter Pan. Can get a bit wordy at times, but I was in tears by the end, and that doesn't happen very often. Loved that it was in Tinkerbell's point of view. Highly recommend.

Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • litoxpinky rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The book was horribly written. I got through the first few chapters amazingly and ended up throwing it at my refrigerator to see if it would stop. The sentences and imagery come up immature and cliched and I can't focus on the characters or plot or anything of any redeeming worth if the style kills me.

Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • sometimesy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is probably one of the best books I've read in a while. As all the other comments suggest, it was an interestingly different take on the regular Peter Pan story and was easy to follow and kept me wanting to find out what happens next. Planning on getting my own copy of this!

Report This Feb 18, 2013
  • forever_ice17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is very good, but a very different take on the Peter Pan story. I really enjoyed it.

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