Friday, July 07, 2017

Review--Lost Boy

Lost BoyLost Boy by Christina Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm very tempted to shelve this in "horror" rather than "fantasy" because it's pretty horrific. Not the writing, that's top-notch, but the story itself...

If you're the sort of individual who finds the idea of a boy who won't grow up, who surrounds himself with other lost children who don't grow up, to be monstrous, then this is the book for you. It's more Lord of the Flies than tinkley little fairies, and the hero is clearly James Hook, a Lost Boy who is more than he seems.

A thoughtful look at the Peter Pan legend told with a fresh perspective, but it's not a light read. I may still move it to the horror shelf.

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