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Tiger Lily

Anderson, Jodi Lynn

(Book - 2012)
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.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0062003259
9780062003256
Branch Call Number: ANDERSON J
Anderson, J
PZ7.A53675 Ti 2012
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937

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Dec 02, 2014
  • LPL_RachaelH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In the days before Wendy, Tiger Lily was a 15 year old girl who had a strong, unimaginable and impossible connection to the leader of the Lost Boys, Peter Pan. When Wendy, and the changes she brings with her, arrive in Neverland, Tiger Lily if forced to make choices that she never wanted to make in the first place.

Tinkerbell tells the story a young Tiger Lily who is a wild girl of Neverland and the daughter of a strange shaman named Tik Tok. Tiger Lily is a girl who has a heart but thinks with her head. The book beautify explores the changes that happen when young people are growing up and how relationships change. It also explores LGBTQ sexuality, gender identification, and a community that is changed due to outside influences. The characters are not the ones readers fell in love with in the original story. Some are darker than originally thought and every character is deeper and more complicated. This is a love story but also a sad story. The changes is Tiger Lily's village mirror the changes that are happening with her personal relationships. It's hard not to love the fierce and loyal girl by the end of the book. This is definitely a book to read if you like new twists on old classics!

Aug 20, 2014
  • queen0242 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I have read!!! Probably the best EVER. Impossible to put down I was in love with Peter and was imagining myself in tiger lily's shoes on every page. I felt her pain and I cried in the end though, and I have to keep reminding myself that the book is really over. I'm definitely re-reading!!
(Even though I'm still mad about the end of the book)

Aug 16, 2014
  • Stephanie_Sibbald rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The narrator's voice was way to american, even when they were specifically talking about Englanders. The book fell short of my expectations.

Jul 10, 2014
  • sarahzaidi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tiger Lily is the adopted daughter of Tik Tok, shaman of the Sky Eater tribe of Neverland. As such, she should be a revered member of her community. Instead she is teased and harassed by other children-until one of her tormentors mysteriously dies. After that Tiger Lily is still an outsider, still looked down on, but she is also feared. She grows up wild and alone, running through Neverland's forests, becoming a skilled hunter and tracker. Her only companions are other village misfits, Pine Sap and Moon Eye, and a tiny faerie. Then one day she goes against her village's orders and saves an Englander shipwrecked on Neverland's shores. How was she to know her good deed would lead to heartache, sorrow, and the greatest betrayal she would ever face? Neverland is a dark place in this faerie-narrated tale of Peter Pan's first love. Teens familiar only with Disney's version of the story may find this novel perplexing, but its many layers create a place of dangerous wonder. Tiger Lily has been reinvented with a complex backstory, giving her a credible source of deep strength and dark emotion.

Jul 01, 2014
  • sandette rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. The words, the descriptions, the flow. I loved, loved, LOVED it. It's interesting the way Anderson took the point of view of Tiger Lily, instead of Peter Pan, Lost Boys, or Wendy. I almost cried about stupid Peter's betrayal. What a beautiful book.

Jun 06, 2014
  • green_horse_2312 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing. It changes the way you think about Peter Pan and Wendy.

May 01, 2014
  • bambi13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Haunting, beautiful and heartbreaking. This book is a masterpiece in itself.

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!

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

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Jul 10, 2014
  • sarahzaidi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tiger Lily is the adopted daughter of Tik Tok, shaman of the Sky Eater tribe of Neverland. As such, she should be a revered member of her community. Instead she is teased and harassed by other children-until one of her tormentors mysteriously dies. After that Tiger Lily is still an outsider, still looked down on, but she is also feared. She grows up wild and alone, running through Neverland's forests, becoming a skilled hunter and tracker. Her only companions are other village misfits, Pine Sap and Moon Eye, and a tiny faerie. Then one day she goes against her village's orders and saves an Englander shipwrecked on Neverland's shores. How was she to know her good deed would lead to heartache, sorrow, and the greatest betrayal she would ever face? Neverland is a dark place in this faerie-narrated tale of Peter Pan's first love. Teens familiar only with Disney's version of the story may find this novel perplexing, but its many layers create a place of dangerous wonder. Tiger Lily has been reinvented with a complex backstory, giving her a credible source of deep strength and dark emotion.

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