Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike.
After I read the Peter and the Starcatcher series (review to come), I knew I had to go back and read the original story. I really only know the Peter Pan story from the Disney cartoon, and various other movie renditions I have seen. I love the Disney film, and most of the other movies too to be honest. The story is fairly true to the Disney movie, with much of the violence removed. I did like the story, however, I didn’t really love the writing style. The language was no in keeping with modern times, because the book is so old, so I didn’t really enjoy it. I did not like the narrative interjections at all, and it felt too much like reading a play, which I guess I’m not into, even though I really do enjoy watching plays. I guess this is why I don’t really read classic novels.
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This week’s prompt is 10 books every ______ should read. So I chose 10 Books For Every Realistic Fiction Lover Should Read
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