Maybe at this point, you’re wondering, will Ann ever read a book she actually likes? Enjoys? Loves? The answer is yes!
Now, stop what you’re doing and go download this book. It’s a mega steal at $1.99.
What can I say? Even though it’s technically ‘YA,’ this is one of the best books I’ve read this year. First of all, it takes a bold author if you’re going to tackle a well known set of characters and already created world. Fortunately, Jodi Lynn Anderson excels in fleshing out Neverland and its various inhabitants. I don’t want to give too much away, but Ms. Anderson’s presentation of the relationship Tiger Lily and Peter Pan is so heartrendingly perfect, I had some tears at the end of the book. When I got to the last page, I not only sent out recommendations to friends, but am desperate to see this adapted as a film. Park aside a wonderfully crafted POC protagonist and a unique faerie narrator, the supporting cast also shine. I will literally never watch Peter Pan the same way again. Enough gushing – just stop reading this and go start the book already.