Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Second Star

byAlyssa B. Sheinmel

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

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A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy's journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove's charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward his nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of J. M. Barrie's classic tale, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up-and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

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Alyssa Sheinmel was born in California and now lives in New York City. She is also the author of The Stone Girl and two previous YA novels.

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Title:Second StarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.48 × 5.75 × 0.92 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374382670

ISBN - 13:9780374382674

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"This retelling of Peter Pan set in the surfing community makes some of its own magic." -Kirkus Reviews"Scheinmel cleverly weaves this modern Peter Pan tale into a suspenseful and achingly poignant odyssey . . . The taut drama with its host of well-drawn characters and layers of mystery in the plot will keep readers guessing." -Booklist"Peter Pan serves as the inspiration for this psychological drama dusted with a touch of magical realism . . . the multiple twists at the end will certainly have readers reconsidering their childhood views of Barrie's classic." -BCCB"A contemporary version of Peter Pan set on California beaches . . . a magical tale about never wanting to grow up." -School Library Journal"Second Star is gorgeous: at once sun-soaked and haunted, elegant and strange. As perfect a book about loss, love, and California as I can imagine." -Anna Godbersen, New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe"While Barrie's classic transplants neatly to a contemporary surf-culture setting, the parallels come across more as a clever hook than an integral part of the story" -Publishers Weekly