Henry reimagines Peter Pan in this prequel novel that tells the story of how Jamie, the first – and Peter’s favorite – lost boy became Captain Hook. Lost Boy is a completely character-driven novel, and I loved getting a close look into Henry’s savage, heartless Peter and her unique Jamie. As was the case with Henry’s Alice, the pages turn themselves. The story itself moves at a perfect speed, giving plenty of time to flesh out characters and get the reader invested in the story. An immensely fun, dark, and twisted book.
From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook--a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is... There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan's first--and favorite--lost boy to his greatest enemy. Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate's sword. Because it's never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock--the kinds of playthings that bite. Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever. Peter lies.
About the Author
Christina Henry is the author of The Mermaid, Lost Boy, Alice, Red Queen, and the national bestselling Black Wings series featuring Agent of Death Madeline Black and her popcorn-loving gargoyle, Beezle.