Teen Book Review: Tiger Lily

Submitted by jill on April 24, 2013 - 3:17pm

tigerlily Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Review by Anna, Sonoma Valley Branch

            Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a spin on the classic story of Peter Pan. In this book, Wendy wasn’t Peter’s only love: Tiger Lily was the first. Peter isn’t the only thing new in Tiger Lily’s life. A white man has washed ashore the beaches of Neverland, and he has some very strange views on how the tribe should live their lives, especially wanting to change Lily’s adopted father, the chief. Tiger Lily is also promised to a revolting man on the island, and he has no intention of letting her go. Told from the view of Tinker Bell, the reader watches from afar as Tiger Lily and Peter fall in love and grow up.

            I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a creative retelling of Peter Pan, and loved the new things that were imagined in this version. It was told really well with cliffhangers and speculation in every page. I would recommend this book to people that like love stories, coming of age stories, or just like good books. I can guarantee that by the last page you will be wishing you could go to Neverland yourself.



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thanks, sounds interesting!

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