Monday, July 16, 2012

Paul's Pre Reading of Tiger Lily

Title: Tiger Lily
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Year Published: 2012

Synopsis: 15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the 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, big-hearted but hard to reach, 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 the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her. When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - 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. 

Why?: This was Ashley's pick for July and I am very excited to read this. I am somewhat familiar with the Peter Pan story, but I have never read the original book. I've seen movie and stage adaptations. I love retellings of familiar stories, especially from minor characters' perspectives.

Expectations: I expect this to be a story full of magic and make believe, but with a harsher touch than the Disney animated movie. I am looking forward to getting to know the character of Tiger Lily. 

Judging a book by its cover: I like the cover. The colors are very warm. It appears to be a fairy with a flower-like dress. Maybe its Tinker Bell?


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