Synopses & Reviews
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.
Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything — her family, her future — to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.
"Much has been written about Peter Pan, but Tiger Lily, the girl he spurned in Neverland, has remained more of a mystery. In this evocative tale of unrequited love, Anderson (Peaches) gives Tiger Lily new psychological depth. Told from the perspective of Tinker Bell, the novel explores how Tiger Lily meets and falls in love with Peter, despite being betrothed to another villager, a man Tiger Lily despises. Tiger Lily and Peter's complicated inner conflicts emerge as they sort out their feelings about freedom, power, loyalty, and responsibility. When a girl from England arrives, Tiger Lily feels the flame of jealousy for the first time, and the results could be deadly. The mythology of Neverland is eloquently woven into the story, and characters are reborn in fascinating ways — Hook is an alcoholic, Smee a serial killer, and Tiger Lily's adoptive father a 'two-spirit' shaman, 'born to be two genders.' Readers will find it hard to resist being drawn into Tiger Lily's world, where dangers and emotions are painted several shades darker than in J.M. Barrie's classic fantasy. Ages 14 – up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Funny, free, and utterly imaginative, Jodi Lynn Anderson's writing is packed with loveliness." Ann Brashares, national bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants on Peaches
"Guided by fragile, insect-size faerie Tink, readers are drawn into this richly re-imagined Neverland. Working with the darker threads of Barrie's bittersweet classic, Anderson weaves an enchanting tale." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"This unique retelling of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie has a literary feel, lush descriptions, and a mysterious but sympathetic main character...A sophisticated fantasy, a new spin on a classic tale." Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"In expressive, graceful language, Anderson tells the story of the fierce Tiger Lily and her thorny romance with the legendary Peter Pan. Its sensitive, passionate portrayal of familiar characters...is captivating." Booklist
"It's 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." School Library Journal (starred review)
“The mythology of Neverland is eloquently woven into the story, and characters are reborn in fascinating ways…[and] Readers will find it hard to resist being drawn into Tiger Lilys world, where dangers and emotions are painted several shades darker than in J.M. Barries classic fantasy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“With this quiet and bittersweet story, readers will never again think of Peter Pan as simple animation.” BookPage
“Serious and moving.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books (starred review)
Jodi Lynn Anderson explores the world of Neverland and the elation and heartbreak of first love in her dark, romantic, and very original YA novel Tiger Lily.
Tinkerbell narrates the magical, bittersweet love story between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan. Tiger Lily has never been truly accepted by her tribe, and now the elders have decreed marriage to a man she doesnt love. She spends more and more time alone in the woods, where she meets wild, fearless Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys.
Tiger Lily is intoxicated by the freedom she feels with Peter, and falls under his spell. Their love is all-consuming, and she risks everything to be with him.
Then Wendy Darling arrives in Neverland.
Tiger Lily has been optioned for television!
In this stunning re-imagining of J. M. Barrie's beloved classic Peter Pan
, New York Times
bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson expertly weaves a gripping tale of love, loss, and adventure.
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair… Tiger Lily. When fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan deep in the forbidden woods of Neverland, the two form a bond that's impossible to break, but also impossible to hold on to. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. However, when Wendy Darling, a girl who is everything Tiger Lily is not, arrives on the island, Tiger Lily discovers how far she is willing to go to keep Peter with her, and in Neverland.
Told from the perspective of tiny, fairy-sized Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily is the breathtaking story of budding romance, letting go and the pains of growing up.
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About the Author
Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, The Secrets of Peaches, Love and Peaches, and the popular May Bird trilogy. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and an endless parade of stray pets.