Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. –

This novel is  a part of my personal collection.

Like most of us, I grew up with the playful Disney version of Peter Pan. Yes, every Disney movie involves a bit of sadness, usually parent-death, but ultimately they’re just cute and entertaining with a bit of a lesson on morality!

I also grew up loving Hook which is not as playful and will make you cry. Every time.

This classic novel is more like the latter. I didn’t pick it up until I was in my 20s and by then I was completely drawn into the Disney style, thinking they had stayed close to the original, happy ending and all.

Let me just say, this book now lives in my freezer because it hurt me and I am never reading it again.

The ending was so bitter sweet it was almost painful. I just remember crying and crying and not wanting to let go of the story.

Am I the only one who has such strong reactions to these kinds of novels? Surely not! Let me know below which book hurt you the most!


2 thoughts on “Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie

  1. This novel managed to break my heart over and over again so I can totally relate to your words, Sarah! And by the way, fantastic review 🙂

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