Second Star

imageA 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.

I think I’ve mentioned before, I love Peter Pan. I embrace EVERY adaptation of the novel… Except Second Star.

I was very excited to hear about a YA adaptation of my favorite book. But this book fell very short for me. To be honest, it was just kind of ridiculous. The characters didn’t use the most common, of common sense. And the plot just didn’t make sense, half the time. In the last few chapters, the author had an opportunity to fix the plot, with a bit of a plot twist. It was a wide open, super easy plot twist, that would have SAVED THE WHOLE BOOK. but, no, of course not. Lets make Second Star as ridiculously dramatic and cheesy as possible. *sigh*

That said, there were a few perks through out the novel. But the issues definitely out weighed them.

1.5 out of 5 stars.

Maddie

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