Note: Because I've read Peter Pan multiple times and formed a new opinion each time, this review is going to be a little disjointed. Please bear with me. :)
"All children, except one, grow up."
And thus begins J. M. Barrie's novelization of his successful Christmas play, Peter Pan. It has pirates, mermaids, flying, fairies, and everything else an imagination may birth.
Back-Cover Synopsis: When Peter Pan flies into the house of the Darling children it is only the beginning of their magical adventures with Peter, the fairy Tinker Bell, and the evil Captain Hook.
It's an odd story, to be honest. I'm not even sure why I like it. If I hadn't read this before when I was little, I'd probably completely miss its magic and humor. But I have read it and now I see Peter Pan as charming, entertaining, and reminiscent of the make-believe adventures I experienced.
The writing doesn't blow me away, (excepting Peter) the characters are a little shallow, and the protagonist is more than a bit unvirtuous. But if you overlook those, and view it as a flashback to childhood, I think there's much to enjoy in this story.
Okay, I'm not really sure WHAT I think, so what are your thoughts on Peter Pan?
Rating: 3 stars
**I reviewed this for Lois's Re-Reading Challenge.**