Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Rereading books is something I enjoy doing. Rereading a book I read as a teenager can be a little iffy taking the writing style into consideration. I worried rereading Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson wouldn’t live up to my old love for it. I was worried the writing would be more juvenile than I remember just by taking in the fact it was written for a younger audience. Thankfully, I was entirely wrong. Were there a few moments? Sure. This story was still written in a way anyone could read it and was just as enjoyable as the first time. For those unaware, I am a big Disney fan. I have been to Disney more years of my life than not. There is something so magical about it and the whole world disappears when you’re there. Now this story is a wicked imaginative one about how Peter Pan became Peter Pan. This book is action packed with pirates, mermaids, and flying. Peter and his friends from the orphanage are dropped at a boat, The Neverland, to embark to a foreign land to serve a foreign king. Peter finds a strange trunk on the ship that a girl, Molly, seems to be intent on keeping safe. Molly finds Peter trying to break in to see the trunk again and settles on recruiting him to help her keep it safe. Molly was informed that the fearsome pirate Black Stache is on his way to steal it. This story was just as much of a page turner now as it was when I first read it. The story has incredible detail that aligns with the beloved Peter Pan we all know. Disney fan or not this is a great fantasy book to invest in. 

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