Second Star

Hardcover | May 13, 2014

byAlyssa B. Sheinmel

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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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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 charism...

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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Format: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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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great Considering this was based on Peter Pan and the waves it was making on the blogasphere, I just had to see if the hype around it was true. Sadly, this was a miss for me. I honestly don’t know much about Peter Pan except that he doesn’t want to grow up. This is a modern take on it and has the same characters only in a different and more disturbing take. The beginning was pretty straight forward, then the middle just twisted everything around. There is a beautiful quality to the writing. I love the descriptive passages of when Wendy was surfing and the feel of the sun on her face. That made me remember what it’s like to be on the beach. It felt like I was transported into California. That said, the imagery and symbolism that I found in the book was interesting, but it wasn’t so gripping after all. The book dragged on and what I thought would be a mystery as to how her brothers were found ended up being flat. But I think that was done on purpose. Wendy isn’t herself and trying to figure it out confused me even more. I know it’s loosely based on Peter Pan but I know Wendy Darling would not do the things she did in this book. It was a little scary reading her thoughts when she was stoned.. Yikes. Add in the instant love with a love triangle and you get Second Star. I would recommend to pass on this one unless you’re a super fan of Peter Pan. There are even mentions to the Jolly Roger. See if you can find it.
Date published: 2014-11-21