Never Never

Never Never

Book - 2015
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James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up. When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child - at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children's dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up. And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate. This story isn't about Peter Pan; it's about the boy whose life he stole. It's about a man in a world that hates men. It's about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.
Publisher: New York, NY : Spencer Hill Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781633920392
Branch Call Number: Fiction Shrum TEEN
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 21 cm


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May 19, 2017

This was an interesting story; an interesting villain origin story. There were parts I really enjoyed, such as the tragedy of it and how they depicted Peter Pan as the villain, what a little butthead he was. This has always been a pet peeve of mine, how Peter Pan is glorified and this book paid tribute to the original story where Peter Pan is basically a little sh*t child kidnapper.

I struggled with the repetitive nature of the story. It was a lot of back and forth with the same issues: to kill or not to kill Pan, to kiss or not to kiss Tiger Lily, etc. It felt like there was very little to move forward to, especially in parts two and three.

Although, I appreciate the ending. How she remained true to the story and it really is a standalone.

0Charlie Aug 20, 2016

This is a very imaginative retelling of the relationship between Peter Pan and Captain Hook, from Hook's point of view. Hook struggles to fit into a world he can't control - no longer a child physically, but still a victim to his passions. We view several of the well-known scenes with a different insight into how they came about. Although not a completely satisfying ending (you always want the main character to be right and "win"), I find I am thinking about the book and continuing to ask questions about morality and maturity. Recommended.

Aug 02, 2016

I'm so confused... I'm quite sure I read this book, but the book I read is much different from the description here.
In the version I read, the main character was a girl who got kidnapped by fairies and brought to Neverland with her friend. She had to choose between Hook and Pan who were fighting over her for their own means, and she just wanted to return home to London.
The book I read was quite good, but it's way different from the description here so I was wondering wether the description is just bad or wether I read a different book entirely? The book I read had the same title, author, cover, everything.

Jul 13, 2016

It was amazing seeing the perspective of hook, how peter pan was seen as the villain. Love how it gives us a throwback in the beginning than gradually becomes a bit more closer to the present.

Nov 20, 2015

Loved the twist on Hook as being misunderstood and Pan being the villain. Completely thrown off when it came to the Tiger Lilly bits. Ending also felt rushed but over all a great read.


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