Published by Spencer Hill Press on September 22, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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James Hook is a child who only wants to grow up.
When he meets Peter Pan, a boy who loves to pretend and is intent on never becoming a man, James decides he could try being a child—at least briefly. James joins Peter Pan on a holiday to Neverland, a place of adventure created by children’s dreams, but Neverland is not for the faint of heart. Soon James finds himself longing for home, determined that he is destined to be a man. But Peter refuses to take him back, leaving James trapped in a world just beyond the one he loves. A world where children are to never grow up.
But grow up he does.
And thus begins the epic adventure of a Lost Boy and a Pirate.
This story isn’t about Peter Pan; it’s about the boy whose life he stole. It’s about a man in a world that hates men. It’s about the feared Captain James Hook and his passionate quest to kill the Pan, an impossible feat in a magical land where everyone loves Peter Pan.
Growing up was something everyone did, whether Peter wished it or not.
“It seems a terrible thing to have to grow up. To have to be a man.” Peter shuddered at the last word and stared away into the stars as the fairies lit the darkness around him.
“I don’t know about that. I’m rather looking forward to it.”
Peter leapt nimbly to a standing position and looked at James with horror in his eyes. “Are you mad? Why ever would anyone want to grow up?”
James shrunk back, ears burning. He had never considered this question. Growing up was something he’d wished to do for as long as he could remember, so he’d never had reason to consider why. He just always had.
I feel like this one is a no brainer; who doesn’t love Peter Pan?? Plus that cover! So eerie. Really draws you in.
*Thank you NetGalley and Spencer Hill Press for this ARC of Never, Never. This quote was taken from an ARC and is therefore subject to change in the final edition.