Also worth noting is John Goodman. He tends to make everything better. Kind of like the Bill Murray effect.
It was great to have a couple of 12 year olds as the protagonists. Hello, Bill Murray and Bruce Willis. Witty dialog. A charming plot. A million and one Wes Andersonisms.
File under: Little Boy Adventure Story.
Yes, you read that correctly, it is narrated by the famous Tinker Bell. I didn't know that until I started reading, and if I had known it, I probably would not have wanted to read it-- I'm that stubborn. But I'm glad I did! I really like the story of Peter Pan and I enjoy the various adaptations that have made into film. I hadn't read any though.
Jodi Lynn Anderson's Tiger Lily tells the story of the romance between Peter Pan and Tiger Lily. It's well written, nicely paced, and a quick read. I really enjoyed being back in Neverland with the Lost Boys, Peter, Wendy, Smee, Hook, and Tiger Lily. I like the idea of Neverland, and that perhaps each of us is still really a child deep down. It's the magical sense of wonder I'm drawn to.
In short, it's a nicely written teenage love story with a big of high adventure involving crocodiles and pirates. Don't let Tink fool you.