Flashback Friday is Hosted by Fiction Fare and Swoony Boys , It's were we read books that have been in our To Read List for a long time, but got pushed down for others.. This week I picked.....
Title: Tiger Lily
Source: Library book
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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.
5 Hauntingly Beautiful Stars
“Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we’re only what we’ve done and what we are going to do. I know I’m only a fairy, a tiny speck in the world, but then I look at things I’ve seen and done, and I become a long scrawly line of something important.”
As I ‘ve said earlier I have an obsession with fairy tale retelling's, which is why I have been dying to read this story.
When I was little and I would watch the Disney version of Peter Pan hated the Tiger Lily scene, I would feel bad for her and for Wendy, one of them would always be sad. They couldn't both have Peter, Which is why I knew this story wouldn't have a happy ending.
The story was told from Tinker Bell’s point of view, She had been drawn to Tiger Lily because she was strong, stoic, and never acted like a lady. Tiger Lily was an Orphan, she had been adopted by the village medical woman, Tik Tok, and even though he was a man he dressed more like a woman. Their tribe was called the Skylander’s, and they were terrified of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. They thought they were Murders and even cannibals.
Everything was normal until Tiger Lily tried to save an Englander. His name was Phillip, the pirates tried to kill him and Peter Pan basically stopped them. Her first encounter with Peter Pan was definitely interesting. He tried to kill her and she responded by trying to do the same, neither one succeeded but Peter Pan saw Tiger Lily’s strength and bravery. He was instantly attracted to that and they began to get closer and closer.
Sadly she was engaged to someone else, she had to keep Peter her own secret. Phillip started to turn the tribe to Christianity, and from there on Tiger Lily’s life got harder.
I loved how we got to see Tiger Lily in this story, even though it’s set in Never Land, we got to see her grow up. She went from not trusting or loving a soul to finding out what love is. I also adored how they put in little things from the real story, like how it’s Tiger Lily’s fault that the crocodile had a ticking clock and the mermaids were evil.
The ending was heartbreakingly sad but it was also necessary, it was very different to how the movie (or the book ) ended but I liked it better, because in the end everyone had their Happily Ever After, even if it wasn’t what we expected.