By Aiden Thomas
This is a great book for those looking for something a little darker, with plenty of twists and turns to accompany the unique characters and storyline. Plus, it's a retelling of the classic story of Peter Pan!
Recommended Age Level: 14+
When children go missing, people want answers. When children go missing in the small coastal town of Astoria, people look to Wendy for answers.
It's been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road, and gets pulled into the mystery haunting the town.
Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, claims that if they don't do something, the missing children will meet the same fate as her brothers. In order to find them and rescue the missing kids, Wendy must confront what's waiting for her in the woods.
I really enjoyed this book! It deals with some difficult topics, but it does so in a way that both takes them seriously and doesn't always feel dark. I loved getting to know Wendy, and I really enjoyed unraveling the mystery behind Peter. It was interesting to learn about the coping mechanisms that Wendy and her family use when grappling with the loss of Wendy's brothers, and I liked watching them start to heal a bit more as the story goes on. I really like the author's writing style as well, so it made it an easier read for me that way, too. If you're looking for a really cool retelling of a classic story, this would be a great book for you!
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