Peter and the Starcatchers – Book Review

No Spoilers.

This book is about beginnings. It tells the story about how Peter becomes Peter Pan and sets the stage for many adventures. It also tells us about how Tinkerbell came to be. All the important Disney Neverland characters that we enjoyed in our childhood come alive in this beautiful book.

I began this book by reading it out loud to my children, but it did have a lot of sea jargon and soon the littler ones started to lose interest, so we discontinued the book. The book is probably best for tweens or younger teenagers. My 12 year old really liked it, so he is reading it on his own now.

The book is very well written and is funny. The authors developed the characters very well and the ending comes together with two epic pirate fights. The pirates are just scoundrels (as they should be) and the authors capture the strong female role superbly. I really enjoyed Molly and her sense of honor and strength.  The ending was perfect and I respected the decision made by Peter. His logical conclusion about his situation was exactly what a boy in his circumstance would have done. Peter had to grow up quickly in the harsh world he had lived in, so I can see why his thoughts come with so much maturity. I wanted him to make another choice, but in the end it was for the best.

I recommend this book to the tween, teen, or even the adult who likes fun and adventurous books. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the series. Also, any Peter Pan fan would also love this book. It is a very believable beginning for the loveable characters of the Disney classic: Peter Pan.

You can buy this book on Amazon here

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