Tiger Lily by Jodie Lynn Anderson
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.
This book…I can’t say how beautiful it is with simple words. The bittersweetness of this Tiger Lily is just amazing. My emotions were so undecided when reading this book, should I feel happy, sad, angry? Tiger Lily was beautiful and will always hold a special place in my heart. The characters are all so beautifully crafted, from Tiger Lily’s quiet, bravery, loneliness and crow feathers, to Tik Tok’s patience, kindness, and hair to Peter’s pride, cluttered mind, and unfinished carvings. I felt myself loving these characters as if they were my family. The characters are masterpieces and will forever be engraved in my mind. Tinker Bell who observed Tiger Lily’s life and told her story to us. This book is like Neverland itself an immortal, precious world.
The writing is just amazing and unique. Written in Tink’s point of view we read about the pain, happiness, and sadness of Tiger Lily’s life. Tinker Bell was an observer who watched over Tiger Lily until the very end… The story is magnificent. The story is about Tiger Lily and her life. The story is about her love with Peter, her life in the village, and the people she loved and still loves.
Tiger Lily was such an emotional story and after finishing it I just layed down for a while thinking about it. The ending is not happy nor sad. The ending of this story is the kind of ending you wished were happy but you know that it would not have been better any other way. Tiger Lily is the type of story where you read each page with such emotion that you feel like you are experiencing the very emotions of the characters you are reading about. I loved this book with all my heart.
I give Tiger Lily 5 out of 5 Stars