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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

What it's about:
Neverland is home to Peter Pan, a young boy who has never grown up. On one of his visits to London, Peter makes the acquaintance of young Wendy Darling, whom he invites to travel with him to Neverland and become the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. Flying through the night sky to Neverland, Wendy and her brothers John and Michael soon become caught up in marvelous adventures with the Indian Princess Tiger Lily, the loyal fairy Tinker Bell, and Peter's nemesis, the sinister hook-handed pirate known as Captain Hook.

My Thoughts:
Okay so, the main reason I read Peter Pan is because it's a class and a very well known children's book. This was my first time ever reading it and I didn't want to miss out on anything. But to be perfectly honest with you, even as a child Peter Pan never really appealed to me. Of course I knew the basic story but I never read the book or even seen the whole movie. I know, call me crazy.

I honestly hoped to like this book more then I did. Now while I loved the writing and the charm of the story, most of the characters just annoyed me. For example, I found Peter to be way too cocky yet...bitchy (for lack of a better term) and I was really surprised by Tinker Bell. I thought Tinker Bell was going to be the character that stood out to me in this story but wow, she wasn't what I expected at all. Also, I found myself pretty bored through a lot of the book. I know this probably sounds crazy to a lot of people but I am just being honest. Peter Pan wasn't my cup of tea but it was well written and one of a kind. For that reason, I can understand why people love it so much and why it's a classic. So I will give Peter Pan a decent rating and I will more then likely read it to my future children so they can have the experience of the story but that's about it.
Number of Pages: 200
Stars: 3


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