Book Review: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers #1) by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: Don't even think of starting this book unless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island rules by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger. 
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

Peter and the Starcatchers is the tale of a curious orphan boy, Peter, setting sail on the dingy ship the Never Land, head on into an adventure that will change his life forever. While at sea, Peter meets Molly, a Starcatcher trying to protect a magical substance from getting into malicious hands that would destroy the world. Peter gets caught in a battle between the mysterious Starcatchers, disheveled and brutal sailors, villainous pirates lead by the ruthless Captain Black Stache, and the Britain-hating natives of Mollusk Island. Peter, through his curiosity and bravery, becomes the mischievous, fearlessly cocky, sword-wielding, Peter Pan who will never, ever grow up. David Barry (no relation to J.M. Barrie, the author of the original Peter Pan) and Ridley Pearson did a remarkable job emulating the spirit of Peter Pan throughout the novel. Peter and the Starcatchers is an enchanting and comical tale of fearsome adventure that you will not want to put down.

Slight side note here. I also attended the play of Peter and the Starcatcher at Hale Center Theater. It was fantastically comical and engaging, and I would highly recommend seeing it if you have the chance.

For my review on the original, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, click here!

Godspeed and smooth sailing, mates!


*Synopsis provided by Goodreads.com

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