Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel


Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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 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.


This retelling of Peter Pan set in the surfing community makes some of its own magic. Kirkus Reviews Scheinmel cleverly weaves this modern Peter Pan tale into a suspenseful and achingly poignant odyssey . . . The taut drama with its host of well-drawn characters and layers of mystery in the plot will keep readers guessing. Booklist

Second Star is gorgeous: at once sun-soaked and haunted, elegant and strange. As perfect a book about loss, love, and California as I can imagine. Anna Godbersen, New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe While Barrie's classic transplants neatly to a contemporary surf-culture setting, the parallels come across more as a clever hook than an integral part of the story Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Alyssa Sheinmel was born in California and now lives in New York City. She is also the author of The Stone Girl and two previous YA novels.

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256 pages


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Publication date

1st June 2014



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