Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.
I love beautiful covers, and this one made me really excited to read this series. This book is for serious fans of Peter Pan. It’s a series of books that, together, make up a band of prequels to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
This is a truly a book for kids and adults. The type is big, but not so much that adults will be embarrassed when their friends ask what they’re reading. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, as great as it was, left a lot of unanswered questions. I, for one, was never a huge fan of Peter Pan. When I first read it, I thought it was some kind of children’s tragedy, because I wanted, more than anything, for Wendy and her family to just come and live in Peter’s world. The ending just wasn’t satisfying to me.
I’m glad that this series is clearing up so many of those unanswered question in a fun, imaginative, creative, cool way. This book makes for a fast-paced pirate adventure, and while it isn’t my favorite in the pirate spectrum of things, I did like it a lot. This book is one of those where everything really ties in at the very end, so I was kind of disappointed that things didn’t go smoothly, but it was fine. My only big problem with this book is that it seems completely intent on tying bonds between this book and the Peter Pan Disney movie, not J.M Barrie’s book. I think it would’ve been nicer if the authors had made connections between this book and the original Peter Pan. 3.8 stars.
pg count for the paperback: 451
Series: Peter and the Starcatchers
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