Peter and the Starcatchers (Starcatchers Series #1) by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

In YA Book Reviews on June 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Peter and the Starcatchers (Starcatchers Series #1) by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson

This is the first in a series that serves as a prequel to the classic novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. It is a long book (over 400 pages), but,with its many relatively short chapters, it is an easy read. However, with the cliffhangers ending each chapter, it is not easy to put down. The characters are truly characters, in every sense of the word. Boys will especially appreciate the gross details of the stinky pirate. It has an engaging plot involving the young Peter Pan before he got his special powers. He, along with a group of other orphans, is sailing to a questionable future with a cruel king, when he gets involved with a girl on the ship, a mysterious trunk, and the pirates who are after the trunk. I am fascinated with the back story on Peter Pan and getting answers to those burning questions that have haunted me for years – how he got the power to fly, who are the Lost Boys and how did they end up in Never Never Land, and much more. All in all, a good read, especially if you are already a fan of Peter Pan.


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