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Lost Boy The True Story of Captain Hook

Free read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Christina Henry

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he isThere is one version of my story that everyone knows And then there uestion Who is the most intriguing character in Peter PanThe Only Correct Answer Captain HookIncorrect Answer Anyone elseWith that short trivia portion out of the way let it be known that Lost Boy brings Captain Hook to you as you have never seen him beforeThis is in fact the origin story of one of the world's most underrated villains expertly crafted by the mind of Christina HenryY'all Ms Henry has a dark and wildly creative imagination and we stanThis story follows our infamous Captain before he is known as such We learn of his earlier life when he is known simply as Jamie and he has chosen by Peter Pan to be his first and best boy As many of you are already aware Peter is a spoiled petulant little prig who also happens to function with the most murderous of intentionsI have always considered Peter Pan to be a jerk and this reimagining certainly does not dispel that notion Jamie tries his best to keep Peter under wraps and is thusly protective of the boys Peter keeps bringing back to the island It is a gradual awakening for Jamie as he begins to realize what Peter actually is He also comes to identify this life he has been living on the island as a complete lie Through these realizations Jamie begins to grow up something Peter vehemently detestsComing in at under 300 pages this is a uick read but in my opinion you have everything you need to make this a moving and impactful tale The final pages of this blew my mind I was speechless upon finishing I have so much love for this story and truly believe this to be one of the best retellings I have ever read and certainly the best origin story that I have ever readThis is dark with a constant feeling of menace I cannot recommend it highly enough to horror fans or just fans of darker works of fiction in general; not necessarily horror My dream would be for Christina Henry in about 8 years to come out with a seuel to this that completely flips the power balance between Peter and Captain Hook on its head For those of us that would love to see the downfall of one Peter Pan this would be the most delightful tale to ever be penned I am sureSo Christina have your people call my peopleKidding I don't have people but DM me if you want to brainstorm and let's make this happen

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Is the truth This is how it happened How I went from being Peter Pan’s first and favorite lost boy to his greatest enemy Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun but Peter' Everybody has their own story to tell and often than not people only see things from one perspective In the original Peter Pan Captain Hook is an angry perhaps slightly jealous tyrant But why is he this way Christina Henry weaves a terrifying narrative together in response to such a uestion a response that has the potential to alter the reader's perception of the original work foreverIt certainly changed my ideas about Peter Pan The reason for that is how strikingly well the story is put together There is nothing in this speculative preuel that could not have happened in relation to the original work Taken in a certain light the actions of the childish Peter are as twisted and evil as Henry made them out to be He has the carelessness of a child and with such carelessness comes a misunderstanding of the needs of others Peter is unaware of how his actions can be considered bad; he doesn't set out to do evil he accidently does so with his selfish ways And because of this he has the potential to ruin many livesThe boys are taken to Neverland to suit his purpose and it is very much his island existing for his personal enjoyment rather than creating a sense of community The death of the boys means little him as he has a very vague concept of death in general a product of his immortality They are all replaceable and inconseuential Each boy has deluded himself into thinking he is special that he is Peter's favourite but in reality he has been manipulated by Peter He convinces people that he is their friend so he can use them for his own entertainment Whether that is frightening pirates or exploring the many dangers of the island all the boys are at Peter's disposal Jamie our soon to be Captain Hook was no differentTold in the first person from his perspective the narrative tracks his disenchantment with a friend he once loved After a series of careless deaths and unfortunate encounters Peter's spell this charming illusion is broken The shift is gradual as the friendship between the boys slowly breaks down One only cares about fun and games and the other is starting to grow up leaving the whimsical nature of the ageless lost boy behind The end result is inevitable and deeply saddening What Christina Henry does so well with her adaptation is to create a situation which is so plausible in relation to the original work Her Peter is violent and unpredictable when his actions are considered beyond the heroics he defines them as Indeed not everything is as simple as it seems in NeverlandThe story is highly reminiscent of The Lord of the Flies by William Golding in which a group of children form their own society centred on ideas of violence and disastrous attempts of immature governance I personally recommend this book to those who enjoyed the work and wish to read about similar themes in a fantasy based setting

Free read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Christina Henry

S idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island Our neighbors are pirates and monsters Our toys are knife and stick and rock the kinds of playthings that bitePeter promised we would all be young and happy forever Peter lie He didn't bring magic and fun and eternal youth He brought fear and madness and death trailing blood behind him trailing all the corpses of all the boys behind himAnd yet it didn't weigh him to the earth at all Every drop of spilled blood only made him lighter gave him the freedom to fly Not so cute now is heThere are LOTS probably far too many Peter Pan mega freakazoid fans out there and I'm one of them #sorrynotsorryI even had a crush on Peter as a kid Damn if this book didn't cure me of it Lost Boy The True Story of Captain Hook follows Jamie the very first boy Peter ever brought to his magic island of fun and adventure He loves and follows Peter religiously but slowly loses faith in him because of Jamie's fatherly love for the other boys; and because of Peter's complete disregard for their safety and happiness The Jamie cares for his fellow lost boys the his eyes open to the manipulative selfish murderous nature of his best friend But even as Jamie grows apart from Peter figuratively and literally he doesn't realize how far Peter will go to keep him by his side Christina Henry's interpretation of an fan favorite is chilling and believable I like it far better than some other retellings which try to romanticize Peter Pan like Tiger Lily or give him a love interest which in my opinion attaches adult notions to an eternal childtl;dr this is a very adult reimagining of a children's classic You may never look at the Boy Who Never Grew Up the same way but it will be worth it

  • Kindle Edition
  • 302
  • Lost Boy The True Story of Captain Hook
  • Christina Henry
  • English
  • 25 June 2017
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