Book: Peter Pan

PeterPanPeter Pan
by J.M. Barrie

Publisher: Penguin Group| Puffin Books

Read on: May 16, 2018

Format: Personal copy

I was sitting before my laptop trying to think up of a summary for this book, and realized that I just couldn’t think of one that would give the book justice. I’m going to forgo the summary since it’s a classic and I’m pretty sure a lot of people have heard of the story.

J.M. Barrie is the narrator of the story and through him the story of Peter Pan unfolds. The writing style did take a while for me to get used to. Once I could wrap my mind around what I was reading then I found myself enjoying the story more. My introduction to the story was through the Disney movie. Although it has been a while since I’ve seen the movie I thought the adaption was quite faithful.

Through the book I learned so much about Peter’s personality. I could see how much of a boy he was through his actions and through the narrator. Peter is not always the confident leader. While he seeks adventure he also wants fairness and although he can get caught up in his play he still cares about his comrades.

In the end, the book could drag me into the story and I got all caught up in the magic of believing. Neverland was so unique from the location to the people who inhabit the land. The me who loves fantasy does wish that Neverland was explored more just to learn more of its history, but that’s not what this story is about. I do have to say that not knowing does add more charm and wonderment.

4stars

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