Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Six great YA retellings of classics

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Dahlia Adler tagged six great Young Adult retellings of classics, including:
Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson

There are a great many retellings of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, but this the most intriguing and unusual version I’ve read so far. The story is not told by the titular character, but rather through the eyes of Tinker Bell as she follows the strong, fierce, enigmatic Tiger Lily through Neverland, where she resides with her adoptive genderqueer father. This is one of those books you don’t want to talk about too much for fear of giving anything away or informing reader opinion, but it’s a dark, fascinating interpretation of the tale and relationships within.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue