Book Reviews of Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Peter Pan
Author: J M Barrie
ISBN-13: 9781566197137
ISBN-10: 1566197139
Publication Date: 2/1/2005
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Dorset House Publishing Co Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Such a great story! Very whimsical. A classic!
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Helpful Score: 1
One night, as Wendy, John, and Michael lay sleeping in their beds,
adventure flew in their window in the form of Peter Pan. This cocky
boy who refused to grow up took the three children on a journey to
Neverland, where mermaids swim, lost boys live underground, and danger
lurks around every corner! This book includes a reading group guide.
Enjoy!
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Enjoyable read-aloud to my younger children.
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This is the real story!
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This ever-blooming classic book is so much better than any movie or play made from it.
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Very original. Has lots of new parts that are not included in the movie. A must read for anyone 8+. The classic story of peter pan. Without any changes to it whatsoever.
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Excellent condition. Has pictures from the movie halfway through the book.
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This is unabridged and very long compared to the little readers or golden books versions!! But--we love this book!! My 6 yr old and 2 yr old and i have just finished reading this and we all three loved it!! Tink does cuss in this book, but only a couple of times so be aware of this if your child is reading this alone. We are definitely going to read this book many more times, as my 6 yr old asked to make sure it wouldn't be the only time we read it!! I never knew this was the real story and enjoyed it very much myself having never read it before!
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Note that this copy is NOT the complete text; it has been highly abridged.
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Unabridged classic.
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The old favorite, newly repackaged-Wendy, John, and Michael Darling's adventures in Never-Never Land with Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up.
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No charm (Lost) sorry. Definitely a classic to add to anyone's collection.
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Charm not available (lost) When the Darling children are visited by Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, he convinces them to fly away to the island of Neverland, where children never gorw up! There they meet the Lost Boys, a gaint crocodile, and the evil Captain Hook. Discover the magicial adventures of Peter Pan in this timeless classic tale.
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No charm included...sorry!!
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One of my favorite books ever. It's an easy read, but with a very deep storyline.
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Spectacular book for all ages. It is a classic... there's really nothing more to say. :)
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Second to the right and straight on til morning - that's the way to Neverland, an island filled with adventure and hidden danger. It's home to beautiful mermaids and fairies...as well as dastardly pirates ruled by the evil Captain Hook. It's a place for lost boys, hungry crocodiles, and, most of all, people who don't want to grow up. The Darling children don't know anything about Neverland - until a magical boy named Peter Pan shows up and leads the way.
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2 stars for the last 1/3 of the book, no stars for the first 2/3.

I think I would have liked this book more if I had skipped the introduction. I may have ended up seeing things that weren't really there. After reading the intro, I saw this book as nothing more then Barrie writing this story to get over mommy issues.

I honestly found nothing likeable about Peter. He was a sadistic bully who found joy in murdering anyone he felt like. We're told while Peter is away, Neverland is a happy place. Everyone keeps to their selves and there is no fighting. As soon as he gets close to Neverland, all hell breaks lose. I just don't understand why all the inhabitants worship him. He says he never wants to grow up, but very much enjoys playing Father to the Lost Boys.

Wendy was too perfect to be believable. If she had had even one or two small flaws, I think I would have liked her more. The Darling boys didn't really add anything to the story or make much of an impression. They only thing that stands out was a scene with Michael towards the end.


I hated the narrator. I believe a narrator should pop in here and there as needed. They should play the role of a minor character at best. I'm pretty sure this narrator probably had more page time then Peter. I found him over opinionated and condescending.

Surprisingly, Hook was the only character I really liked. He was the only one who was flawed enough to come off as somewhat believable. He was the only one in all of Neverland that actually had something to be upset about.

I have loved every movie and stage show version I've ever seen of Peter Pan. I was expecting the fun little care free boy I see in those. I'm hoping this book hasn't ruined future movie versions for me
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I wouldn't read this book to small children, but I enjoyed this "original" Peter Pan.