Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

 I’m afraid that I won’t be able to do this review justice because reading it was just magical.  Told from the perspective of Tinker Bell this is a beautiful, dark and haunting retelling of Peter Pan focusing on Tiger Lily who is 15 years old at the time.  Although begrudgingly accepted as the Shaman’s adopted daughter Tiger Lily has always been an outsider in her own village and the stigma only intensifies when she defies the tribe and saves a shipwrecked Englander who was doomed to die on the rocky shores of Neverland.  When she is almost captured by Peter Pan she is slowly drawn in to his wild, carefree and sometimes savage life with the Lost Boys and begins to pull away from her tribe and her impending arranged marriage at potentially devastating costs.  Anderson has delivered a mesmerizing romance with a fearless heroine that is sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered about the inhabitants of Neverland. (Ages 14 & up)

 

 --Shannon, Senior Children's Book Buyer for Books Inc.