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Tiger Lily

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a famili

Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a familiar children's story, one that would steal your breath away - and that was right. This book is exactly what it promised to be- a new, fresh take on an old story, a love story.

As fascinating a story as it ...
Tiger Lily promised a dark and tragic interpretation of a familiar children's story, one that would steal your breath away - and that was right. This book is exactly what it promised to be- a new, fresh take on an old story, a love story.

As fascinating a story as it is, I can also see how this introspective book wouldn't be for every reader- but it's sure to capture the hearts of many who enjoy a grand romance, and anything to do with Peter Pan.

Reasons to Read:

1.A thoughtful interpretation of Peter Pan:

I enjoy the story of Peter Pan, but I thought it was fantastic how well Jodi Lynn put her own spin on this story; the majority of the "facts" and details remain the same (or if they are changed, there's a reasonable explanation for it) and I was constantly surprised at how she made such a classic story her own. It can be hard to rework familiar territory, but the effect ends up making Tiger Lily a masterpiece of retellings.

2.Lovely storytelling:

While at first I had some reservations with the story being narrated by Tinker Bell, I soon realized how effective it was being told from a third party. Part of what makes the story so poignant is that it's never really clear how the various characters truly feel about one another or their circumstances - and because it's told through Tinker Bell's eyes, it feels even more tragic because we get to see hints of the pain experienced by a number of characters rather than just Tiger Lily. Tinker Bell is remarkably unbiased (except when it comes to Tiger Lily, whom she clearly has strong ties to) and offers a different perspective on the events as well.

3.A strong, unique Tiger Lily:

This is not the helpless, fairly bland Native American princess we're used to (thanks, Disney). Tiger Lily is reimagined as we haven't seen her before, and she's fully brought to life with her own past and her own personality. And her relationship with Peter Pan is beautiful in its own right, so simple and just plain RIGHT. It's the way things change between them that's so heartbreaking, and how they both feel lost to do anything about it.

The one thing I was not expecting from this story was for the relationship between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan to be so pivotal, and even after reading most of it I didn't feel that should have had so much impact as it did. And the ending felt so rushed that it didn't feel wholly pulled together. I just had a hard time believing that this strong heroine would just sit back passively and watch while things happened around her, and then to react later on in such a strong, violent way. And honestly it was at that point that I began to lose my connection to Tiger Lily, because while I could understand her distress I couldn't fathom her rationale behind her choices.

And for a book that's promoted as a love story- well, I found the romance between Peter and Tiger Lily to be rather rushed. And I found where the book really shone, was in its portrayal of various other relationships and qthe idea of cultures clashing and transformation and feeling like a misfit. THAT, more than any love story, is what the book (even unconsciously) seems to be about. And that's what's so striking about it.

But all in all, this is a truly unique and stunning book that leaves a small mark on your heart. It's one that's unforgettable, partially because of how it makes you think differently about this familiar story and question characters like Pan, Wendy, Tiger Lily, and Tinker Bell to think of them in ways we've never seen before.

ARC borrowed from Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte

posted by EverAfterEsther on July 4, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good, But...No.

Maybe it's because I'm old fashioned, but I was...disturbed by this dark, twisted tale on Peter Pan.
While it is written beautifully, I don't agree with the story line, or the ending. It was all too much.
I couldn't really get into the character of Tiger Lily. I felt a...
Maybe it's because I'm old fashioned, but I was...disturbed by this dark, twisted tale on Peter Pan.
While it is written beautifully, I don't agree with the story line, or the ending. It was all too much.
I couldn't really get into the character of Tiger Lily. I felt as though all of her emotions were cut short, and the descriptions incomplete.
While this is a neat version of Peter Pan, I'm more in love with the idea of it rather than the book itself.
I was completely distraught and disturbed by the end of this story. But that's exactly what I was- disappointed.
All in all, a 3 out of 5.
I would love to read another story that sticks more to the original plot, and goes more into depth with the beauty that is this timeless story.

posted by Xhana_Hushour on September 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    Commet to may 7 2013

    LEARN HOW TO SPELL THANK YOU O SO VERY MUCH

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Tiger Lily

    The book started out okay but then I suddenly found myself lost and I.gave up.
    I haven't found it easy to get up the interest to try again.

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

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    Good, 'cleanly' written book - Tiger Lily

    It was a good story. I struggled the first few chapters to get an understanding of the storyline but then it picked up.
    There was a point made toward the intolerance of people different from the normal. I believe all people struggles with their own problems and weaknesses but the important thing is the individual didn't give into it but always fought it. People are often so cruel to each other.
    I feel this was primarily written for Young Adults but it was too lengthy for young adults to keep interested.
    It was clean reading and quite well written.
    I won it and am glad to add it to my library collection for others to enjoy.
    It is a new twist to the Peter Pan story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Way off base

    This story was interesting point of view, but it seemed as if there was too much being jammed into one story. Also the storyline was not at all close to the original story line nor did it explain why it was going away from the story line like ,for example, they explained the kidnapping of tiger lily and why it was different from the story line but that was it. Also the ending seemed unfinished and left you wondering if Peter and Tiger Lily are still in love than why did he choose Wendy over Tiger Lily. The book was good but left too many unanswered questions.

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