A great review from Lucy of a book I’ve just got to read. The dark side of Peter Pan – how can I resist?
Prior to reading Lost Boy by Christina Henry, I would have turned my nose up at the thought of reading one of my favourite fairy tales, retold with a darker twist.
Favourite fairy tales for me are precious things, which I store in glass cases at the back of my mind. Occasionally I open up their cases and recall sitting by my bedroom window, waiting for fairy tale characters, like Peter Pan, to show up. My heart would be beating with excitement at the thought of being whisked away to his island, free from grown ups and rules, for wonderful adventures. Up until I read this book fairy tales were things which should be preserved.
Before I read this book I had become hooked on reading light-hearted romance stories and had no desires for reading something darker.
So there I was browsing around Waterstones a week ago, reluctant to see…
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