Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook ★★★☆☆

3.5 stars

This book was cute and definitely very interesting. I read this book whenever I wanted to read on my phone and I really did love reading about Peter and Jamie, even if I really didn’t like Peter very much. I do love reading about Neverland and since I know how the original story went, I tend to enjoy those that paint Peter in a negative light than those that make him out to be a savior.

This book comes out July 1st and I cannot wait to read another book by Christina Henry!

*I received this book from Penguin Teen in exchange for an honest review and that fact in no way affected my review in any way*

Goodreads Summary:

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 a knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.

Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.

My Review:

So when I first started this book I sort of thought it would have been a duel perspective book because of who Jamie was but once I realized that wasn’t the case I figured out why that was. I really did enjoy reading about Jamie and I loved how much he cared for the boys that didn’t know how to resist Peters charms. I think the book was incredibly interesting and I think it will be something that comes to mind whenever someone mentions Peter Pan.

I don’t have too terribly much to write about this book because I just can’t get into the right place to write but I thought I would try anyway.

This book didn’t really grab my attention from the start but once I was about 100 pages in I definitely wanted to keep reading, if not only to find out what happened to poor Charlie. I do like the idea of this being hook’s origin story because it shows why he is always around in the future writings and why Peter never really tries that hard to kill him. To me, it seems that Peter still believes that if he waits long enough he will get his friend back and then everything could go back to the way it once was.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Peter Pan but not the Disney version where Peter is a savior and Hook is evil, I mean the real Pan. I mean of course I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and doesn’t mind graphic fight scenes (they’re not incredibly graphic just by the way).

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