Peter and the Starcatchers

As I was looking through my posts on book review I noticed that I’m just gushing over a lot of them. They are usually ones that I have absolutely loved and can’t help but share them. I thought I should probably be posting about some of the books that aren’t as high on my list too.

Do you feel like you hear too often that you should read classic books? From someone who grew up not reading at all I couldn’t have cared less if a book was a classic or not; I was just happy to be reading a book. But, as I’ve grown and matured so have my tastes in books and I’m finding the beauty that comes with good, classic literature. I love the way the author writes, the vocabulary they use, and the lessons you learn through the story. There is so much depth to the book.

Most everyday I read to my kids. Most have been amazing books that we have loved. I wanted to try something new and I decided to read Peter and the Starcatchers. I actually thought it was the original story that inspired Peter Pan, but because I get lazy I didn’t even check to see if my hypothesis was right. This book came out in 2004.

Peter and the Starcatchers is the first book in a series of five. It is a really fun book. It gives the reasons why Peter Pan can fly, how Tinkerbell came about, why nobody ages on Neverland and so on. It is told in a fun and exciting way that makes the book hard to put down. My kids and I plowed through the book and then they finished the whole series on their own within a few days. 

I have no personal beef with this series and I obviously am I OK with my kids reading them, however, because there is not a lot of depth to book I got really bored with it, and I wouldn't let my kids read it for school. I have no desire to read past the first book. The book didn’t leave me feeling inspired or wanting to change for the better. It was just a fun story. 

I think it is fun every now and then to read a book or series like this, however, I can’t do it very often. I love a good book that makes you think, makes you cry, or inspires you to be a better person. I recommend this book if you are looking for a fun and easy read. It is also a great book for a hesitant reader. Whenever I have a hesitant read who claims that they just don't like to read I have them get into a fun series, and then I have tricked them into loving reading. It has worked every time. :) 

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