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Title: Never Never
Author: Brianna Shrum
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult- Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: September 22, 2015
synopsis (From goodreads)
James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.
When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child—at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.
But grow up he does.
And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.
This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.
I, like many, love fairytale retellings. Especially ones with a darker twist. I adored Tiger Lily, which is another twist on the Peter Pan story, and when I heard about this one coming out from Hook’s perspective, I knew I had to have it. Also… pirates.