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.
Lost Boy by Christina Henry
Publication Date: July 14, 2017 by Berkley Books
I actually tend to stay away from retellings of my favorite stories (just like with movie adaptations, they’re NEVER as good as the original), but Christina Henry did such an amazing job with Alice that I couldn’t wait to see what spin she would put on Peter Pan.
Needless to say, I LOVED this book! Just like with Alice, Henry does a stunning job of staying true to the original story while also making the novel uniquely her own. What’s so refreshing about her work is that she adds new elements to create a completely new storyline that makes you question the lightheartedness of these popular children’s books. Henry’s interpretations are definitely much darker, but they’re also believable – a perfect balance of the original Peter Pan and Henry’s creativity!