Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

A brief review by Gabriella Shetreet

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson is a novel following Tiger Lily, the adopted daughter of a shaman in Neverland.  Tinker Bell narrates the novel, and she cannot speak, but follows Tiger Lily everywhere.  Tiger Lily has been told her whole life to beware of Peter Pan, who has horns and eats men.  The Lost Boys are supposedly no picnic either.  When Tiger Lily is faced with marriage to a horrible man in her tribe, she comes across Peter and he invites her to his home with the Lost Boys. Tiger Lily befriends them, and meets them in secret, at the dead of night.  She and Peter fall in love, but the abrupt arrival of Englishmen and women, including Wendy Darling, causes Peter to be drawn towards Wendy instead of Tiger Lily. Tiger Lily is a touching novel about first love, first impressions, and change.  I highly recommend this book to middle schoolers.