I love the Disney version of Peter Pan and when I found out that the original story was dark and twisted, I had to read it! I was thinking sort of like a Stephan King type of twisted, but there was nothing creepy about this story at all. Sure, there’s death and Peter likes to kill. But how is that different from Tom & Jerry?
I love the fantasy of it. I love the flying, the mermaids, the fairies, the pirates, everything!!! Peter Pan, not so much. He’s just a bratty, cocky, selfish boy who needs a spanking.
When Peter leaves Neverland, the island is at peace. The lost boys, the pirates, and the indians are doing their own thing, never fighting. When Peter is there, everyone is at war. Clearly, he is the problem. I’m with Hook on this one, we don’t like his arrogance.
With that said, I couldn’t get through this story. The book makes absolutely no sense to me. The style of writing is very hard to understand. I felt as though a lot of things were implied and not stated. I was often left with more questions than answers. If the words flowed better, I think I would have enjoyed the story more. Would I recommend this for a kid’s bedtime story? NO!! For adults? It’s up to you, lots of people liked it on Goodreads.
I didn’t like it.