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Peter and the Starcatchers – Favorites Part 2

Last summer I wrote a long, rambling review of Howl’s Moving Castle, which may be my all time favorite book. It inspired me to start a little series – reviews of some of lifelong favorite books. Here is part two!

Don’teven think of starting this bookunless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. Afast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peterand his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. Theyset sail aboard the NeverLand, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk inits cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement anddanger.

Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary butfamiliar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles withpirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses thereader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries ofthe beloved Peter Pan.

As you long time readers will remember – I LOVE Peter Pan. The idea of never growing old, and having constant adventures; mermaids, fairies, everything I love tied onto one little island. It makes me ridiculously happy. And, that love for Peter Pan all came from Peter and the Starcatchers (or, I should say, it amplified it).

Although I had already adored J.M.Barrie’s original, and the Disney film, my full on obsession with Pan started the day I first read this series. I think it may have been the way it tied the classic story into real life – particularly in Bride to Neverland (which, to many, is the least popular of the series, but is actually my favorite).

This series, though aimed at middle schoolers, is filled with witty, fast paced story telling and dialogue. It allows the reader to feel a part of the story, right along with Peter, as he discovers his past. Peter is a lonely, scared boy, through most of his story. We are given a new, more relatable, side to the spunky kid we always hear about in Peter Pan adaptions. We get to know, and love, the boy behind the story.

I would highly recommend Peter and the Starcatchers to anyone who loves adventures, or just a dang good story. This is one of the few series that I can read, and then immediately reread, without getting tired of it. It truly appeals to all ages, and I hope you guys check it out!

 

Peace out,

Mads

Book Recommendation List

I have decided to write a list of books I recommend, for all all you.  They will be in no praticuilar order, just in whatever order I think of them.:

Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie

Legend by Marie Lu

Dragon’s Tooth by N.D.Wilson

Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver

Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfield

Peter and the Starcatchers Series by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis

The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Really any of her books are amazing.)

The Percy Jackson/Heros of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Laurel Series by Aprilynne Pike

 

That’s all I can think of at this moment. I think I am going to start blogging more about book reviews and etc. What would you think about that?

 

Mads