“Would you like to have an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?”
Most who hear the name Peter Pan first think of Disney’s portrayal of the boy from Neverland who never grew up. He was adventurous and heroic–the good guy. He was the main character, so why wouldn’t he be good?
I decided to read the original story after watching the movie Pan that was released Fall 2015. I was curious to see if perhaps any of the story about Pan and Hook meeting in the movie was in the book or just added. And so I picked up the book based on the original play by J. M. Barrie only to be shocked not by answers I didn’t find but rather by how much I didn’t like Peter Pan’s character.
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Genre: Children’s fiction
Author: J. M. Barrie
Recommended for: Children or children at heart who love magic, pirates, and fairies. Also for anyone who loves to use their imagination and doesn’t take life too seriously.
Not recommended for: Adults–you know, the ones who grew up. They would find the book childish, silly, and absolute poppycock.