Lost Boy

Lost Boy


There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan.

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. He wants always to be that shining sun that we all revolve around. He’ll do anything to be that sun. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.

Peter will say I’m a villain, that I wronged him, that I never was his friend.

Peter Lies.

Our Review

I was excited to read Lost Boy because I liked retellings and this one promised to offer a fresh perspective on Peter Pan. I enjoyed reading about the events in Never Land from Hook’s point of view.

I liked the story but I did find it a bit repetitive at times and I got bored about a quarter of the way of the way through the book.

The Peter in this telling of Peter Pan was more in tune with how I have always viewed him: a bit selfish and careless of other people’s desires. However, Lost Boy takes it one step further. The Peter Pan in this book is also vicious and vindictive.

I liked the character of Jamie and the introduction of Charlie. I also enjoyed the inclusion of the Many-Eyed and thought that was an interesting twist.

The premise of Lost Boy was good but it wasn’t wonderful.

“If I am a villain, its because Peter made me one, because Peter needs to be the shining sun that all the world turns around. Peter needed to be the hero so somebody needed to be a villain.”

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