Sunday, March 11, 2007

Peter Pan in Scarlet


This sequel to Peter Pan, by contest winner Geraldine McCaughrean, was a joy to read. It drew me into the story from the very beginning. It starts off years later when all of the Lost Boys are grown with children of their own. They are starting to have dreams of Neverland. And, so the adventure begins.

Because the plot of the original Peter Pan is so well known, I was focused on the language and writing style of the book. Peter Pan in Scarlet is also written in a fantastic way but I was much more caught up in the plot of the book. It was hard for me to figure out what was going to happen next and that kept me turning page after page until there was nothing left but my hope that it doesn't take another hundred years for the next book. I'm sure it won't be long before someone makes this into a movie.

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