Release Date: July 4, 2017
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First Line: Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn’t.
Synopsis from Goodreads: There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy.
Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter’s idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.
Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.
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Let me start by saying, Lost Boy rocked my world! I read it in about four days, which is a record for me! I was hooked on every word, right from the beginning!
Peter Pan brings Jamie to the island as a playmate – a playmate that would never grow up or grow tired of Peter’s games. Over the years, Jamie witnesses Peter bringing boys to the island from the “Other Place,” and it’s never bothered him. Until now. Something has changed in Jamie, and Peter has noticed. And he isn’t happy.
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In Christina Henry‘s story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook, Peter seems more villainous than he’s been portrayed in books and movies. I mean, I knew that Peter Pan had a mischievous side, but I didn’t realize just how far he would go to get what he wants.
I honestly can’t believe how much I hated his character, and it took some great writing by Henry to make me feel that way! The way she makes us fall in love with Jamie and the other Lost Boys, and how she shows their change of heart towards Peter, was so enthralling. I am definitely going to check out her other books!
There are twists and turns, moments of heartache, and general silly fights between the young boys on the island. Although, I must warn you that some of those silly fights get a bit serious. This book has its violent, gory moments! So if that’s not your cup of tea, I’d steer clear.