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Forever Neverland (2010)

by Heather Killough-Walden(Favorite Author)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 2
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Neverland Trilogy
review 1: I might have had too high of hopes for this book that led to my ultimate disappointment. I found the prose of the writing to be very beautiful more so than I would expect of a novel in this setting however the plot and character development seemed to me a bit thin. It seemed as though the author was trying to deepen the characters and make them more three dimensional yet this was all done through narrative, it was just summarized assumptions of Wendy, you didn't get to actually read through their progressions which I felt was negligent of the author. The same is true of the plot. It didn't really feel to me like it unfolded so much as it sprung on you, I would have preferred a much slower progression even if it meant a few more pages. Overall I felt like this book was just... more okay, definitely off the mark as far as what I was initially expecting.
review 2: I enjoyed this story so much. There were parts that had a "magical writing" similar to the original Example: " At the wheel of the ship stood a man with long black hair, a red brocade coat, and a shining silver hook for a right hand. This, alone would have been enough to promise the dream would be remembered. For no one ever forgets something a beautifully wicked as a hook." Things like that bring me to the original and make me forget that these book do not have the same author. A very good thing when you love Peter Pan as much as I do. Spoiler: I asked myself am I ok with a Hook/Wendy mash up. And although it wasn't working for me to start, as it grew I have to say I got on board. I loved the change in him was based off of a longing for the life he had lost. And therefore I also got on board with "angry Peter" I like how it was explained a boy growing up too fast. I can't wait for the next book. I really want to know how Wendy ended the story. And I really want to see where the Hook/Wendy thing goes. less
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Interesting and very promising, but the writing felt pretty thin and the ending seemed abrubt.
Didn't love the ending, but I guess that's because there is another book planned.
It was ... ok. Yet it was intriguing enough where I want to read the sequel.
Wow. Love how a childhood story was revamped and given a grown up tale.
Read it, you won't be disappointed!!!
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