Title: Lost Boy
By: Christina Henry
Release Date: July 4th, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Books
Audience: PG 13
Summary from Goodreads: From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a familiar story with a dark hook—a tale about Peter Pan and the friend who became his nemesis, a nemesis who may not be the blackhearted villain Peter says he is…
There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy.
Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter's idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.
Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.
Review: After finishing this emotionally draining, but excellent story, I feel like all I have left is my bones. Lost Boy tells the tale of Jaime, the first lost boy in Peters group. He thinks that its all fun and games until he realizes that Peter is hiding something from him.
Henry has painted a totally different side to Peter, one that is sadistic and dark. This is not your normal childhood feel good story. Its more of a black thriller that will lead you down a dark path. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who likes a twist.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.