Book Review The Neverland Wars by Audrey Greathouse


Magic can do a lot—give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That’s what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home.

However, Gwen doesn’t know this. She’s just a sixteen-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn’t know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though—and when she does, she’ll discover she’s in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.

She’ll be out of place as a teenager in Neverland, but she won’t be the only one. Peter Pan’s constant treks back to the mainland have slowly aged him into adolescence as well. Soon, Gwen will have to decide whether she’s going to join impish, playful Peter in his fight for eternal youth… or if she’s going to scramble back to reality in time for the homecoming dance.

Jan Review

This is a great twist on the Peter Pan retelling we all know and love with a twist of course.  This time Peter Pan is older and comes to “reality” as their a limited amount of magic and he needs kids who believe to help him save Neverland from the war the adults are leading against Neverland.  Once the kids are in Neverland you get to experience a few of the key places that you see in the regular Neverland story and you get to see descendants of those beloved characters.  Once they head back to reality i did think it was a bit weird that Gwen did not race home but instead went to some party but i guess that to show just how much she really is a teenager.  It was a great story and it ended in a way that makes me feel their more story to be told.




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