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New York, New York : Viking, [2016].
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294 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes an excerpt from the author's "The lost boys".
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2015038853
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9780451475763 (hardcover)
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Summary
Wylie Dalton didn't believe in fairy tales or love at first sight. Then she met a real-life Peter Pan. When Wylie encounters Phinn--confident, mature, and devastatingly handsome--at a party the night before her brother goes to juvie, she can't believe how fast she falls for him. And that's before he shows her how to fly.<br> <br> Soon Wylie and her brothers find themselves whisked away to a mysterious tropical island off the coast of New York City where nobody ages beyond seventeen and life is a constant party. Wylie's in heaven: now her brother won't go to jail and she can escape her over-scheduled life with all its woes and responsibilities--permanently. But the deeper Wylie falls for Phinn, the more she begins to discover has been kept from her and her brothers. Somebody on the island has been lying to her, but the truth can't stay hidden forever.
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  School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This debut novel takes readers on an edgy thrill ride to an island where no one over age 17 resides or survives. Teenage resentment of parental control is challenged and turned upside down when impulsive choices threaten to yield permanent consequences. The Dalton siblings, Wylie, Joshua, and Micah, are privileged, bored Manhattan teenagers. They each have their own hang-ups regarding their parents' pending divorce and other family turmoil, but for one night they come together at a rooftop party that changes everything. Wylie meets Phinn, a real-life Peter Pan who promises her and her brothers a life of freedom and eternal youth if they just agree to come away with him. What starts as a carefree life of parties and fun becomes a face-to-face confrontation with manipulation, betrayal, and a sickening secret from the past. Teens will willingly ride along on this unlikely fantasy if only to vicariously experience a world without parents. The pastimes the Daltons dabble in (sex, drinking, and recreational drug use) are not without consequence but are handled without heavy-handed moralizing. Saedi has written scripts for television, which contributes to this book's effortless movement from scene to scene. Her teen characters are believably contemporary despite being based upon a 100-year-old classic tale. VERDICT A cleverly repackaged Peter Pan for teens, with characters and subplots that beg for a sequel. Purchase where YA retellings are popular.-Jane Miller, Nashville Public Library © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Booklist Review

If I told you I could take you someplace that would fix all your problems . . . would you want to go? Wylie Dalton is reeling from the events that follow this life-altering question posed by Phinn Moonlight, who sweeps her and her brothers to an island dubbed Minor Island, which is appropriate, for on it, no one ever ages. It's there where Wylie falls in love for the first time but is consequently warned about Phinn by her frenemy, Tinka, to Be careful. He has the power to destroy you. Wylie soon realizes she's a far cry from readers' established notions of the archetypal Neverland. She's surrounded by secrets and betrayals other people have died trying to uncover. Phinn's rules for the islanders become more suffocating by the minute, and when Wylie heads to the forbidden side to find some answers, she puts two people she loves in grave danger. Even with the frequent foreshadowing and parallel story line, a shocking twist awaits the reader, giving this just enough to separate it from other Peter Pan offshoots.--Oppelt, Meghan Copyright 2016 Booklist
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