Book Review: Tiger Lily


Tiger Lily

Jodi Lynn Anderson

ReviewIcon1Before 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.


I’m afraid my hopes were a little too high for this book.  I like the premise, but to me it fell a little short.  I thought the character development was good, but there just wasn’t enough “oomph” to the story.  It just wasn’t all that interesting to me.  Maybe that’s a bit harsh, after all, the story of Peter Pan is so well known and written that it has big shoes to fill.  It was an okay story – just not a page-turner.  I did like that the narrator was Tinker Bell, and I liked the Tiger Lily character.  I felt some things were mentioned that either didn’t fit or needed more development in the story.

ReviewIcon-5Would I recommend this to my BFF?  Probably not.  There are better things out there to read with the little leisure time she has.
Would I recommend this to my teen daughter?  Maybe, but I wouldn’t tell her it’s a “must read.”

ReviewIcon63.5 of 4 stars.

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