I am always a fan of a re-telling. I love seeing how an author can manipulate a most loved story and turn it into something completely different. I am familiar with and have read plenty of retellings, but, for the most part, had read them for use in my classroom. I was very excited to read one for fun. Enter, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry. A story that gives a twist on the classic Peter Pan tale and shows Peter as a villainous, evil mastermind who manipulates the lost boys and eventually creates his greatest enemy.
Told through the perspective of James, who eventually becomes Captain Hook, we see how Peter’s world of make believe and magic was a farce and the island (known as The Other Place) was truly filled with darkness and danger. The Lost Boys were not a family, but really waiting for their turn to be Peter’s favourite. This one really gave off a Lord of the Flies vibe, which I felt was really interesting. Continue reading “Book Review: Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook (Christina Henry)”