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.
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.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.