Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Sheinmel, Alyssa B. Second Star. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014. ISBN 978-0374382674 256 pp. $

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In this version of Peter Pan, 17-year old Wendy Darling is on a search for her two brothers, John & Michael, missing and presumed dead. She follows the coast, looking for out of the way beaches with perfect waves in the goes of meeting other surfers who might have encountered her brothers, and is drawn to both Pete, the head of a crew of misfit boys and one lovely Belle, and Jas, a drug dealer who sells “dairy dust.”

Dark, well-paced and gripping.

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