Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tigerheart by Peter David
Author: Peter David
Stars: 3 1/2
Description: Paul Dear is a good and clever boy, doted on by a father who fills his son's head with tall tales, thrilling legends, and talk of fairy-fold, and by a mother who indulges these fantastic stories and temper them with common sense, But Paul is special in ways that even his adoring parents could never have imagined. For by day, in London's Kensington Gardens, he walks and talks with the pixies and sprites and other magical creatures that dwell among the living-but are unseen by most. And at night in his room, a boy much like himself, yet not, beckons to Paul from the mirror to come adventuring. It's a happy life for Paul, made all the more by the birth of his baby sister. But everything changes when tragedy strikes, and Paul concludes that there's only one course of action he can take to dispel and the darkness and makes thing right again. And like countless heroes before him, he knows that he must risk everything save the day. Thus begins a quest that will lead Paul down the city's bustling streets, to a curio shop where a magical ally awaits him and launches him to the starry skies, bound for a realm where anything is possible. Far from home, he will run with fierce Indian warriors, cross swords with fearsome pirate, befriend a magnificent white tiger, and soar beside an extraordinary ageless boy who reigns in a boundless world in imagination.
This book is like a teen retelling of Peter Pan. I was kind of surprised at how different it was, but it was good different. I loved the way that the author, Peter David, used his imagination and created a whole new story for Peter Pan. There is the regular Peter Pan things in there, Caption Hook is Caption Hack and he has a sister named Caption Slash. Tinkerbell is Fiddlefix and there is an Indian Princess, too.
I did like this book. My mom had read it a few years ago and I finally picked it up and started reading it. In some ways this author reminds me of Lemony Snicket because the author always started talking in the middle of his book, but not as a character but just as the author. Do you guys understand that?
I really did love this book and I also loved how it ended.
Who is your favorite character? I really liked Paul and "The Boy" (who you can tell is Peter Pan). They were both two different characters, but I liked them both. I liked how Paul wanted to please his mom by bringing home a new baby girl.
What did you like about this book? I liked that it was unique and that all the characters where unique.
What's your favorite part of this book? SPOILER ALERT! I liked when Paul got his name, Tigerheart and I also like the part at the end of the book were Paul returns to his family and The Boy finds outs why the window was closed.
Romance: There is a little bit of romance, some of which I was really surprised by. SPOILER ALERT!There is one part in the book where The Boy is aging and the Indian Princess takes him into the tent and has guards outside and won't lent anybody in until morning. And when Gwenny (who you can tell is Wendy) and Paul go into the tent the next morning, The Boy is out of the tent and Princess Picca (the Indian Princess) is wrapped in a blanket with bar shoulders and bar feet. So you can kind of tell what was going on but the book never says what happens, that you have to keep it up to your imagination. But I was kind of disappointed about this part.
Violence: Well, this book is a lot like Peter Pan so of course there is a lot of sword fights. There is a lot of that, but it's not gruesome.
Drug Use: None
Language: There is a little bit of language but not to horrible. There is about 2-3 "D" words and I think one Oh my Go*.
But over all of this, this book was "awesome!"