Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook
by Christina Henry
A plethora of books on the market now retell old fairytales. Skip all of these – read Lost Boy by Christina Henry instead!
Lost Boy is Jamie’s story. Jamie is the first boy that Peter Pan brought to his island. He is also the defacto father-figure for the other boys, but only because he is the “oldest” and realizes that they still need to eat and, occasionally, bathe. And given that their lives consist of roughhousing, battle simulations, fighting off the Many-Eyed, and ransacking the pirates’ camp, he is also the closest thing to a doctor the boys have.
Everything changes when Peter brings back a boy who is younger than usual. Charlie is only five years old, and takes much of Jamie’s time and attention. Much of the book deals with Peter’s jealousy over Charlie and Jamie’s relationship and the schemes of Peter to separate Jamie from the young boy.
The addition of Nip and Sal bring further complications, of which you will need to read yourself.
And then after many crying jags (mine) – Captain Hook.
Suffice it to say, I will never look at Peter Pan the same again. I am now and forever a Captain Hook fan.
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. (A huge thank you to Berkley Publishing Group!)
Buy this book July 4th!