When girl meets boy in Neverland by TInkerbell.


What happened in Neverland before Peter Pan met Wendy? Tinkerbell answers that question for readers. First, she introduces us to 15-year-old native girl Tiger Lily, a fearless, coldhearted tomboy. As the story progresses, Tiger Lily meets the feared Lost boys of Neverland, including Peter Pan. Through this friendship, Tiger Lily learns what love is. As Tinkerbell explains (and this story is her perspective), there are several things that threaten Tiger Lily's relationship with Peter: Captain Hook and his pirates, changes within her tribe, and Wendy. In the end Tiger Lily will lose something very dear to her but will find something else she never knew shewould need.

BTSYA / Teen Reader (14):
Tiger Lily is a great read, and my emotions were astronomical. The story does a great job incorporating things from the original Peter Pan tale while still maintaining its own originality. Giving Tinkerbell a supernatural ability to hear other characters' thoughts was genius! Doing so allows readers to better understand characters' motives and also creates moments of irony in the story.

The plot twist is another great part. The author makes a change in the plot that helps it fit the sequence of events that happen in the real Peter Pan story. This was very smart, indeed!

If your interest is fairy tale adaptations and retellings, as well as stories that do not have a typical  happy ending, Tiger Lily is certainly the book for you. I absolutely recommend you buy this book for yourself or as a present. If you're not a book buyer, get it at the library.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Tweens and Teens who loved Peter Pan as a child will find this adaptation (or prequel if you will) engaging, fun, and just as endearing as the original tale.

Content Awareness Factors:

Tiger Lily contains scenes that include kissing and fighting that may be unsuitable for young readers. This is a book for people 12 and up.

Type of Book:
This is an adaptation/prequel to the story of Peter Pan.
Educational Themes:

Our reviewer talks at length about the connections and distinctions between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan. Encourage your readers to explore them as well. Could they see different outcomes than what the author wrote? What would those be?

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
12 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 14
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Readers who love fairy tale adaptations will really like this book.

Title Tiger Lily
Author Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2012
ISBN 9780062114617
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship, Fairy Tale
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