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Lost Boy
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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.
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TieDyeDude
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Mehso-so

I dunno, I guess I wasn't expecting this to go quite so dark. I would have liked something a little lighter. The big reveal about Hook's past was a little much, turning Peter irredeemable. I don't remember the original having any real dark moments, so, while this gritty reboot may be appropriate for other fairy tales, it just doesn't fit with Pan. Fun idea, decently written, but not what I was looking for, nor what I wanted.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's too bad, I liked this one. However, I was definitely expecting it to be dark 4d
hannah-leeloo Shes known for her dark tales. I love Peter Pan retellings. What're you looking for? I can recommend a retelling to try. Oh and if you liked the first book do you know about the official sequal? I've tagged it for you 3d
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JoeMo
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Mehso-so

The premise was promising, but the execution was spotty. An origin story in which Hook was the original Lost Boy? Sounds wicked awesome! My issues stemmed largely from the fact the author makes Peter Pan a complete sociopath from the start. There is no subtlety here, no complex, interesting characters. You‘re just served a huge bowl of “PETER IS SO EVIL” the entire time. Worst, it wasn‘t really any fun (now I sound like Peter 😂).

wanderinglynn I agree with your review. I didn‘t care for this book either. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Always sad when a book doesn't live up to an intriguing premise! 2mo
JoeMo @wanderinglynn it‘s nice to know someone else agrees….it‘s had mostly rave reviews. 2mo
Bookzombie I enjoyed the other two I read by Henry, but I‘m not a big Peter Pan fan. Maybe that would make it work for me though. 😆 2mo
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Littlewolf1
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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4.6⭐️ loved this book. Such a fun twist on the Peter Pan story and on how Captan Hook becomes Hook 🪝. Definitely recommend!

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rsteve388
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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This was a fun twist on the story of Peter pan, told through the lens of The boy who would become Captain Hook. Some repetitive parts of the rules.of the story made this go from a 5 to a 4 Stars for me. But overall an enjoyable read.

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rsteve388
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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@Endowarrior21 Thank you so much for my #LittleChristmas Gift it was very sweet.

AkashaVampie @AsYouWish I know that u are a lover of Pirates... have u read this one? 13mo
AsYouWish I have not - but this one looks really good!!!💙💙💙💙 13mo
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rsteve388
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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@Nessavamusic Thank you so much for my #CreepyChristmas Swap. I love everything. I am looking forward to.reading Lost Boy as my Christmas Eve Read! Happy Holidays to you and yours! @teebe Thanks for hosting!

AmyG That Hendrix book is just so good. 13mo
Nessavamusic @rsteve388 Yay I‘m glad you like it! 13mo
rsteve388 @AmyG The Authors Note to Hendrix was excellent and really made me excited to read the book 13mo
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hannah-leeloo
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Christina Henry is releasing a Sleepy Hollow themed book September 28th. I'm looking forward to this! #newrelease #newbook #spookytale #sleepyhollow #headlesshorseman #horseman

katy4peas That cover is really cool! 1y
hannah-leeloo I agree @katy4peas the cover on amazon is q horse skeleton 😱🐎 1y
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Jgacreations
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
Pickpick

The twist on a classic is wonderful. The beginning was a little slow until you realize what‘s actually going on. The last sentence in the book says it all.

Jgacreations @IamIamIam ty for the recommendation. You were right. This was great. 2y
IamIamIam @Jgacreations 😂😂 I can't look at Peter Pan anymore without absolutely hating his guts!!! 2y
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IamIamIam
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Pickpick

That was an incredible story! I've never been a Peter Pan fan but this really sealed the deal! Peter takes boys to his island for fun and so they won't grow up but who could ever imagine that his reasons are more sinister than plain old fun? Jamie, who was Peter's first playmate, begins seeing things as they really are and loses some of the magic but what does that mean in the long run?
#bookspin #June @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
IamIamIam @TheAromaofBooks Thank you!!! I'm just psyched that more books are coming off the shelves than going on!! 💜 You've been a great inspiration! 2y
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IamIamIam
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Lunch reading by the bay this afternoon. I was completely unprepared for exactly how depressing this book is!!! Super Lord of the Flies vibes, understandably, but lots of gut punches in the feels at the same time. 😖

LibrarianRyan Oh yeah. I liked it by the end, but there were times it felt like it was never going to end. 2y
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan I agree, it feels really repetitive. 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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#TBRPile 📚 “Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn‘t. Once I loved a boy called Peter Pan.”

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IamIamIam
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Finally getting started on this one and wow, what a first page!!! 👊 Thanking @Sarah83 for this beautiful edition!! Took me long enough to get to it, right?? 😂😂😂

hannah-leeloo I enjoyed this read 🙃 2y
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night_shift
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I loved this! Peter is more than an asshole here.. he's an absolute monster and this island of his is a pit of death. So many characters die in some pretty horrific ways. Really interested in reading more of Henry's retellings.

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Gissy
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I understand why some persons don‘t like this book, is a slow reading pace and the Peter in this story is way different from the original story. But this is a C. Henry retelling which means it‘s dark and gory. Love it! I can‘t say much, it has sad parts, did I say is gory? I like the twist here. My best retelling by this author followed by Alice, for now. But it is slow. I have been reading slow reading pace books, bc I‘m a slow reader?🧐🤣3.9/4⭐️

Gissy I started this book late on March but I finished it yesterday #Fairytalereadingchallenge @charityann

April #BookSpinBingo (free space) @TheAromaOfBooks
2y
AllisonM89 I really liked this one 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer Yo estoy en un Peter Pan mood. Leí 2y
WanderingBookaneer y voy a leer uno que salé en octubre y todavía no está en Litsy: Tink and Wendy por Kelly Ann Jacobson 2y
Gissy @WanderingBookaneer Gracias!! Acabo de ponerlo en mi wish list!! Me compré Lost in the Never Woods a ver qué tal. Es otro retelling de Peter Pan.

Mira ya BOM está enviando a PR🙌Acabo de suscribirme!!!
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WanderingBookaneer Never Woods estuvo bueno pero nada del otro mundo. ¡Yay BOTM! 2y
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InkedBookworm13
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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#fairytalereadingchallenge
I read Lost Boy. I started Never Never and Straight on till Morning but I bailed on both part way through.

@Charityann

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This is a stunning layout! 🤩 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is a gorgeous journal. 2y
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AbigailJaneBlog
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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March's #fairytalereadingchallenge was my favourite so far! I've been sitting on this a few years and I'm glad I read it, but probably won't read it again.

@Charityann

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DarkMina
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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43 of 2021. A fun Peter Pan retelling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

March pick for Peter Pan.

#fairytales #fairytalereadingchallenge

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zanny.lainey
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I have always been obsessed with any story involving Peter Pan, so this book was an amazing add to my collection of Pan related books. I loved the perspective of Jamie (Hook) and how you get to see his perspective of Neverland and how he became what everyone knows him to be. A quick read for a nice morning, and a bittersweet ending that I would enjoy reading again.

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InkedBookworm13
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Was this, I wondered, what it felt like to be a grown-up? Did you always feel the weight of things on you, your cares pressing you down like a burden you could never shake? No wonder Peter could fly. He had no worries to weight him to the earth.
#FairytaleReadingChallenge

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I'm really enjoying Christina Henry's dark fairytale retellings. This one is Captain Hook's back story. Peter Pan meets Lord of the Flies. It was excellent. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

Gissy That is the book I chose also for the retelling of Peter Pan🤗I enjoy this author‘s books. 2y
AkashaVampie @AsYouWish here is another hook book 2y
AsYouWish @AkashaVampie I have seen this one before, I think someone recommended it to me, but I haven‘t read it yet. 2y
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InkedBookworm13
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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My kind of weekend
#weekendreads

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InkedBookworm13
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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"Once I was young, and young forever and always, until I wasn't."

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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DarkMina
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Inazea
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
Pickpick

At first I wasn't sure how I feel about the book - there are some changes to the beloved story about Peter Pan and at first that didn't sit right with me (and, to be honest, I still don't agree with them). But I wasn't able to put the book down and while I may have an issue with it here or there it still means I was drawn in and entertained and that's what reading is all about.

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ElleSkel
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Pickpick

I loved this tale so much. It made my heart ache a little. While I can say that it does not compare to Brom‘s The Child Thief, I will also say that we shouldn‘t really be comparing the two. Each book tugged at different heart strings for me and both support my life long distaste for the boy named Pan. I can‘t believe it took me so long to finally read this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ElleSkel
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Quote:
“We were still children, for all that we thought we weren‘t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things.”
I tried to share the page but when I used the blur filter it turned the image black. Any ideas why this is happening?

Literary_Siren Weird. Did you report it? 2y
ElleSkel @Literary_Siren no, how do I do that? 😂😂 2y
Literary_Siren If you‘re on your phone, just shake it. 2y
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stretchkev
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Peter Pan, never really say well with me. He felt more selfish and uncaring child. More the characteristics of a gillian then a hero. Henry's re-telling is transformative. Peter is not only a villian, but a predator and violent persona.

The origins of Captain Hook is beyond compelling in Christina Henry's imagination.

Nute There is definitely a more darker side to Peter Pan‘s character and his story than the Disney depiction. 2y
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dariazeoli
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 56.

#fromthetbrstacks

AkashaVampie @AsYouWish look what I found!!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This sounds amazing! Definitely stacking this. 2y
Crazeedi That's one gory cover!😬 2y
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Abiwriter
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Pickpick

I didn‘t know how I would feel about this book at first but then the action picked up and I couldn‘t put it down.

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magicalshelves
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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4/5 stars
I‘ve never been a fan of Peter Pan as a character; however, I adore Captain Hook. I always enjoy retellings where the main character is Hook and Peter Pan is evil and Lost Boy delivered a nice anti-Peter Pan story. It‘s a quick read and while I wouldn‘t say there is too much of a plot, it is still enjoyable.

#peterpan #neverland

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ulrichyumiodd
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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1 & 2. Lost Boy by Christina Henry. It‘s not the scariest book ever, but the tension keeps building up until you feel dread yourself. Also, The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe still gives me chills when I think about it!
3. Crimson Peak and Repo! The Genetic Opera are my kind of dark movies, instead of classic horror ones.
4. Skeletons!
5. Items with skeletons/skulls. I also have a collection of Monster High dolls repaints.
#CreepyChristmas

Clwojick Repo! I never hear anyone talking about that movie! 🖤 2y
ulrichyumiodd @Clwojick I love it ❤️ 2y
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wanderinglynn
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion as I was disappointed in Lost Boy. After the first couple of chapters, I found the story slow until part III. Even then, I found thought it might delve into the hinted darker themes of the original, like responsibility v. freedom, childhood v. adulthood, heroes v. villains. I thought Wicked did a much better job at this. But I found this story focused on entertainment with a smidgen of a Lord of the Flies vibe. 2.75 ⭐️

reading_rainbow I just got Wicked it‘s on my September TBR! 2y
wanderinglynn @reading_rainbow I actually like the stage musical adaptation better than the book. But it‘s still a good story, asking us to consider what is “wicked”. 2y
Addison_Reads This one was a bit of a let-down for me too. 2y
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wanderinglynn @Addison_Reads I read several GR reviews that said her Alice retelling was better. But not sure I‘ll give it a go. (edited) 2y
Addison_Reads @wanderinglynn I'm a sucker for a retelling, so I'll probably try it at some point, but I'll keep my expectations low. 2y
TieDyeDude Yeah, I didn't love this. The original was too nice for a retelling this dark. I think a retelling of Alice would make more sense with the weirder, darker source material, but Lost Boy went a bit far IMO. 4d
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Kdchase
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
Panpan

I almost gave up on this one. I love my Peter Pan stories and I was so looking forward to this one, but everything about this novel screamed first draft. The author repeated sentences or reuses similar ideas. How many times do I have to be told that Peter is evil? How many times about how much he covets James red cloak? Brom‘s Child Thief is superior to this novel in every way and I encourage all to read his work over this book.

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reading_rainbow
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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What a evil little sh*t! I liked this book. A dark, violent retelling of Peter Pan through Hooks pov. I loved Jamie and the boys. It was pretty bloody and brutal at times but also very angsty and depressing😒 That‘s like 3 books in a row that have sort of bummed me out lol I‘m 💯 reading something light and fun next

Texreader I recommend the post I just made about reading childhood faves. Maybe that‘s called for now. Here‘s the link: https://lifehacker.com/get-happier-by-rereading-your-favorite-books-from-child-1... 2y
reading_rainbow Excellent article! thank you for sharing 🤓 @Texreader 2y
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AllisonM89
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Such a dark retelling, but absolutely brilliant. I loved it.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
Square 1 ✔️

#jubilantjuly @Andrew65
Book 1 ✔️

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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AllisonM89
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I'm ready!!

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wanderinglynn
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I‘m in quarantine for 2 weeks with limited stuff, so #JoysofJune #readathon is perfect timing. Plus I love this #readathon is low key. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting! 😀

I want to finish the tagged and then I brought with me a stack of books to read. I‘m just going to see how many I can get through.

Lizpixie I‘m a huge fan of Christina Henry too!👍 3y
Andrew65 Good luck, I hope this helps your quarantine. 😊👍 3y
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uwak
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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a fast but enjoyable read! this reinterpretation of Peter Pan acts as a sympathetic origin story for Captain Hook while painting Peter as a sociopathic antagonist. not as brutal as the cover implies but still very fun. I do wish Henry had taken more time to slow down and explore more of the setting since I wanted to see what other aspects she'd rewrite in this dark fantasy book.

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reading_rainbow
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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TBR // 🏴‍☠️

mollyrotondo Love this book! It‘s my favorite Christina Henry! 3y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I have been extremely stressed out and neglecting social media (aside from following every rescue possom on Facebook as a coping mechanism) but some great reads are getting me through so I need to show some love. This was Peter Pan meets Lord of the Flies meets Milton and I freaking loved it. My second Christina Henry this year, she is becoming one of my favorite authors.

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Addison_Reads
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Mehso-so

This was so close to being a pick for me. I enjoyed it, but I felt the ending was a bit rushed.

I did like the darker side to the tale and the fact that the roles of the hero and the villain become blurred.

I do want to read her other books because I'm a sucker for retellings.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Love this cover! 3y
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CymbaX13
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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Bin a bit bad in not finishing splintered but it bin a while since last read so tried a different story so here goes
@hannah-leeloo

hannah-leeloo Been* you're on an app for readers, at least try and spell 😂 3y
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magyklyXdelish
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I really enjoyed this retelling of Peter‘s story. Peter was always kind of a dick in my eyes so this didn‘t really ruin my childhood or anything lol. Jamie‘s back story really had me in tears there at the end even if I did see it coming. The fault I have is how repetitive Jamie‘s thoughts toward Peter are.

#review #bookworm #booked2020

BethM I‘ve also always thought Peter was a dick. 3y
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magyklyXdelish
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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These are the library books I have to read before I can start into my pile of purchased books which is currently at 18 😬

I‘m most excited for Horns but I‘m starting with Lost Boy.

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j.rye
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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I‘ve always been a little creeped out by Peter Pan, so I really enjoyed this take on his story. I loved it through and through. It was incredibly quick read. I was able to finish it in a few hours. My only wish is that I knew who Nod and Charlie became in the story we‘re all familiar with. For some reason, I‘m convinced that Charlie is Smee.

runswithscissors007 One of my fav books is a sort of prequel to Peter Pan. 🍃🧡. I have added this one to my tbr! 3y
runswithscissors007 Also .....adorable puppers!! 3y
DGRachel I had low expectations, but ended up really enjoying it. 3y
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j.rye @DGRachel I didn‘t expect much from it either, but I was curious to read it. I was pleasantly surprised! 3y
j.rye @runswithscissors007 What book are you talking about? I‘m curious to read others now! 3y
runswithscissors007 It is a middle years book (I think) called Peter and the Star Catchers. It is a bit dark. It is very well fleshed out character wise and plot wise (I thought) One of my favourite books I read with my kiddos. Plus there is a very minor character called mrs. Bumbreak. 3y
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j.rye
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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This boy 🥰 We spent the whole day at the library. We had tea with the members of the Dinosaur Train. He picked out more books than he could carry. We made crafts in the recycle room. It was an amazing day. And to top it off, I got a serendipitous text that my hold was ready as we were packing up to leave!

Chelsea.Poole Love those glasses! 3y
Geenie He looks like he had fun 💖 3y
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Ubookquitous
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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The flip side tale of Hook and his connection to Peter Pan. Always enjoy a good villain origin story and Henry doesn't disappoint. 2019 no. 19

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ulrichyumiodd
Lost Boy | Christina Henry
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1. Done! What if Captain Hook was Peter Pan‘s very first lost boy?
2. The answer would usually be no, but I sleep on a pull-out couch. I have to fold it back every morning!
3. Yes. I agree with everyone who called it a breakfast food, haha.
4. 8 US. Can sometimes be 7 1/2 or 8 1/2.

@howjessreads #friyayintro