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 draA 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 Pete s 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 a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up and the troubled beauty trapped between them.
Second Star 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
Obviously read for obvious reasons DSecond Star had a lovely beginning which set up the moody sunshiny vibe of California surf culture very well This was followed by a rather dodgy middle bit, however, during which I was seething with all kinds of WENDY DARLING WOULD NOT DO THIS feelings But but but The last part won me over again, with a turn that wasn t entirely unexpected, but interesting all the same A bit of a review to come at some point.
Second Star could easily go by the title Bad Decisions the novel The movie adaptation would inevitably feature Justin Bieber Because really, that s all the characters in this novel make really, really bad decisions A retelling of Peter Pan in which Wendy is caught up in a love triangle between Peter and Hook or Pete and Jas, respectively should be innovative and fresh, and it was honestly a huge reason why I was looking forward to reading Second Star so much Unfortunately, the romance was to Sec [...]
Peter Pan was my favourite cartoon as a child, I must have watched my video cassette ha of it at least 40 times, so it s no surprise that I was giddy about this book While I had some qualms with it, insta love for instance with not one but two boy ick the magical aspect of it had me delighted It s not the kind of read that captivates from the start, but rather a book that takes you by surprise as it grows into something completely magnetic Grieving from the loss of her brothers, Wendy goes on an [...]
2 STARS Some of us have only ever found home when we re on water Some of us are always waiting for the next wave My face was in a perpetual state of a frown while reading this book that I feel like sending the Botox bill to the publishers Seventeen year old Wendy Darling has a bright future ahead of her who can t seem to let go of a tragic past Her brothers Michael and John went to surf one morning and never came home Her parents and the police seem to have given up on the search but not Wendy, [...]
You d think a novel set so very locally to me would instantly make it appealing You d think.You d think a novel with such a compelling blurb would call to me It did And boy, was I displeased.I think I shall dissect that synopsis sentence by false sentence just for the fun of it 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 Was there lo [...]
I doooon t know how to rate this I m literally torn LITERALLY Because on one hand, Peter Pan is my favourite story of all time And then, while I loved reading Second Star because PETER PAN, I was a bit underwhelmed at the ending and the characters I mean, hello Peter Adorable, charming, conniving, childish and mischievous HE WAS NONE OF THOSE The story is narrated by Wendy, who s looking for her twin brothers John and Michael who are missing She meets Peter, who lives alone at the beach in aband [...]
To see full review click on one of the following links My blog with gifsJust text booklikesDisclaimer As far as I know there are no drugs on Neverland Wonderland I can t guarantee and Oz well, we won t even go on with what happens in Kansas I ll also say that I received Second Star from Netgalley and it obviously did not effect my opinion of this book.Let s face in, childhood classics can be bat shit crazy As wholesome as Disney tries to make its movies there s still some rather grotesque imager [...]
Initial reaction I can t type all my reaction to this via tablet, but I wish this had been better It had good ideas, even had moments of compelling writing But the cliches and ending ruined this for me.Full review Alyssa B Sheinmel s Second Star is one of those books that have the great premise, lacking execution tag fitting it to a tee I actually thought this book had some great ideas and a very different, but a relevant imaging of Peter Pan Making Peter into a surfer kid, Wendy into a young wo [...]
Hey Wendy, we need to talk.I m a little bewildered here How did you fuck this book up so bad Okay, okay, to be fair, it wasn t entirely your fault, but, on second thought, the story is told through your eyes so actually it kind of is.I don t think you understand how significant it is that I disliked this book so much Let me explain to you a thing, I was so so excited when I heard about Second Star Peter Pan meets surfers, I love Peter Pan and I love surfers, loving this book is an easy jump to m [...]
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201So I don t usually read contemporary Young Adult, but when I saw the description for Second Star I was instantly intrigued My tastes typically run towards speculative fiction, but I figured a reimagining of Peter Pan, one of my favorite fairy tales, is still close enough to be in my comfort zone Then I heard there was also going to be a Peter, Wendy and Hook love triangle in it and well, okay, my curiosity just got the better of me.I m so glad I [...]
This is where I thought this book would take me Instead it I guess it took me to the first star It wasn t that this book was bad, it had some amazing descriptions and the plot was steady, but the ending was just so awful Wendy s twin brothers, John and Michael, disappear and she refuses to believe that they re really dead, since they never found the bodies When she graduates she realizes she s losing her chance to find them and she goes on a trip to do just that when she meets a mysterious tall [...]
A modern day reimagining of Wendy s story with a Peter Pan and Hook love triangle Um, how about ZOMG YES
Second Star was a unique and imaginative contemporary retelling of Peter Pan told from the perspective of Wendy Darling She has just graduated high school and her twin brothers John and Michael have been missing, presumed dead from a surfing accident six months ago.California dreamingAs the story takes place on the California coast and not too far from where I live, I really felt drawn to this story even though I don t normally read contemporary books Am I a surf girl, beach bunny Oh heck no far [...]
Initial Thoughts About 2.5 stars or thereabouts, still thinking about this This is a modern day retelling of Peter Pan In this one, Pete is a surfer dude and so are his gang of lost boys They live to find the next big wave Wendy is looking for her missing and presumed dead brothers, who were also surfer dudes I found this a little slow however some of the references to the Peter Pan story were clever The Review 2.0 starsPeter Pan as a surfer dude Second Star is a modern day retelling of the Pete [...]
The synopsis for SECOND STAR promises A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic, but all I received was a contemporary book set by the ocean that does indeed include lies The story itself is pretty much based on the lies the characters tell each other So here s my summary of what the book is really about So let s start with the love triangle love square that doesn t really add anything to the plot except angst and lies [...]
Jeg havde gl det mig til at l se denne bog, siden jeg havde f rdigl st Tiger Lily Tanken om at blive ved med at omg s Peter Pan, og lignende karakterer fra universet, var nok til at lokke mig til at l se bogen Selvom der ikke er de store magiske sammentr kninger mellem denne historie og den vi kender om Peter Pan, s er det alligevel med til at man f ler, at man kender karaktererne bedre end hvis de var fremmede Personligt synes jeg at Jas var den sk nneste karakter, og jeg ville med gl de l se e [...]
Wow Where to even begin with this book I sat down to read it, and never got up Read straight past my bed time, into the night, until turning the very last page For me, the writing was absolutely enchanting and dreamlike a fairy tale shimmering to life in a modern day retelling by the beach By far, the most magical book I ve read in a very long time Wendy Darling s world is shattered when her twin brothers go missing after going surfing and then never come back Her parents are shells of themselve [...]
I enjoyed this book for the most part The beginning really hooked me and so did the surfing plot Pete and the boys was cheese, because it was just a modern day Peter Pan type story The ending was what made me not enjoy this book as much.
This is so hard for me because there was so much about the book I absolutely loved I love the story of Peter Pan and this modern retelling had so much potential I gave it three stars because of that But the author failed in so many ways.Wendy Darling s brothers are assumed dead by her family but not by Wendy She goes in search of them only to find drifter surfers Petey and Belle and Jas the drug dealer She learns to surf and becomes acclimated with the world her brothers chose of her She falls i [...]
Opini n completa La Coneja de Papel Second Star presenta un original retelling de Peter Pan situado en las siempre soleadas playas de California, cuyos rincones m s escondidos est n habitados por ni os perdidos, fugitivos de la vida adulta En este escenario, Wendy tratar de encontrar a sus dos hermanos desaparecidos y, al mismo tiempo, tendr que lidiar con el dolor de la mentira y la cruda realidad Un cuento sobre amor, p rdida y no querer crecer nunca Muy recomendado
An advance copy of this title was received in exchange for an honest review.This review can also be found at The Starry Eyed Revue.I love a good fairy tale retelling as much as the next girl, but still I go into each one with some amount of trepidation What if the author butchers one of my favorite characters from my childhood What if the story is too close to the original to stand on its own What if the story is so vastly different from the original story that it doesn t feel like a retelling a [...]
So my exact thoughts about this book are all over the place I really enjoyed it, but there were still answers I really wanted I do like the twist of doing a Peter Pan contemporary story that feels like it is real I m such a Peter Pan fan that when this book was recommended to me I couldn t say no I had to have it, no way around it What I like the most about the book was the direction the story went in, it was something that was completely different Again I loved the concept, there were just a fe [...]
I absolutely loved this story The story is really dreamy, just like a fairy tale I liked the fact that it was the retailing of Peter Pan but in a modern way.This story is not just about romance, it s also about the love between siblings, friendship, confusion and betrayal Wendy I really like her character When she was searching for her missing brothers, with each hint she found, I could feel the hope right with her.Pete Brave and responsible He is always taking care of everyone Even though he li [...]
I am still trying to function what just happened I am the one going crazy or the main character Wendy Im still trying to understand what just happened From the first few chapters I kind of figured there was going to be a twist at the end but I did not expect that to happen To bad this is only a stand alone But I still got questions that were not answered.
Great retelling of Peter Pan, I enjoyed it a lot, and there were some strange parts, and it was a bit short, but I enjoyed it a ton
Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Second Star by Alyssa B SheinmelPublisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Publication Date May 13, 2014Rating 2 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from 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 renega [...]
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I almost didn t read this book because of the reviews, but I love Peter Pan and surfing, so curiosity got the best of me And I loved it I understand some of the criticism, but it helps if you read it as magical realism instead of contemporary romance can t say much without spoiling the book.
I m not entirely sure where I stand with this book I somewhat enjoyed reading it, yet it was incredibly problematic I know that it kind of sounds silly for me to say this about a Peter Pan retelling of all things but I couldn t believe any of the event at all It was so unrealistic, and not even in an intentional way It was just a poorly constructed story.Second Star runs on cliches and tropes Wendy is the straight laced, straight A, good girl who probably hasn t even thought about doing anything [...]
Peter Pan It was by far my favorite childhood story, so when I discovered Second Star featuring a modern day Wendy I could not resist In this update Peter Pan is just Pete, a former foster child and now a surfer who spends his days happily flying across the waves at a lovely secluded beach He, his lost boys, and tiny but spirited Belle live by themselves in a dilapidated, long abandoned luxury home perched high atop the crumbling cliff that looms over the hidden cove where they surf Wendy is a g [...]