Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

This is the saddest Peter Pan story I have heard, but also the best in my opinion. The story is told in Tinkle Bells perspective. In this story, fairies can read your thoughts, so even though it is Tink telling the story you still get to see what is happening in Tiger Lily's head and other characters in the book.

Tink decides to follow Tiger Lily around because her life is so unique and different and she feels like she has to be there for Tiger Lily. Tink tells the story, but the story is really about Tiger Lily and her life struggles. Tiger Lily has a hard life and is different from everyone else in her tribe and doesn't really fit in. But, then she meets Peter Pan and she becomes more alive.

This is a great retelling of Peter Pan. Favorite parts of the original story are added in this story but with different twist and new perspectives of the event. Neverland is a real island but hard to come by and people come by ship to the island, not by flying. But, you never do really get old in Neverland. Peter Pan still has his rival with Hook. And tinker bell is still as feisty as ever.

I loved this book. It was so emotional and heart breaking but a page turner. You really feel for the characters. You feel for Tiger Lily, Pine Sap, Tik Tok and Peter. And the story really makes you hate Wendy. I love how it interwove into things I already knew about Neverland but added new parts to make it even better!

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