REVIEW: Peter Pan

Otherwise entitled : the book I can’t decide about.

I mean, I loved the Disney film when I was younger and was subsequently super excited to finally get the chance to read it after all these years. But haven’t I learnt by know that you should never judge a book by its movie? I think my expectations were a little too high because I was a bit disappointed by J. M Barrie’s children’s book.
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But even if it didn’t wow me as much as I thought it would, I didn’t hate it. In fact, I’m not even entirely sure I could say I dislike it. It just didn’t stand out as anything special, or at least not for me.

Despite this, there were definitely moments I really enjoyed. In particular, I liked the portrayal of Tinkerbell and thought the Lost Boys were adorable. It was when writing about these particular characters that I felt the author was at his strongest. Indeed I couldn’t help but love this gem about the fairy, which I shared on my Instagram page.

Tink was not all bad; or, rather, she was  all bad just now, but on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.

Tink was not all bad; or, rather, she was all bad just now, but on the other hand, sometimes she was all good. Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.

This seemed to offer some of the magic I had expected from the book and served to redeem it in my estimations a little bit.

In conclusion? I am afraid that I can’t give a definitive recommendation or avoid on this one. It was a relatively easy read in between classes but I don’t think I would read it for a second time. I have a feeling this is going to be an unpopular opinion so I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Perhaps one of you can give me some insight into why this book is so loved.

Kelly

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