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The Cheap Reader

The Cheap Reader is Alison. She works in a library and dreams of one day becoming a Youth Services Librarian. She loves reading and has a soft spot in her heart for YA and MG fiction.

Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan is one of the many classics that I’ve somehow managed to overlook for most of my life. I’ve always known about it and know the general storyline but I never read it. That’s why I was so excited to read this for Classics Retold!


Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with the story. I really, really liked the idea of Neverland. I always love fantastical lands. The appeal of never growing up is a nice one. Not to mention there were lots of fun things going on around the island. Pirates, fairies, mermaids are just what you need for a magical island.


The story is really what was lacking for me. It wasn’t horrible or anything but I just didn’t connect with it. Probably the biggest problem was I read this for the first time as an adult and not as a child. Books like this tend to have just a bit more magic when you encounter them as a kid. I just didn’t feel that spark of wonder and amazement like I ‘should’ have felt.


The bottom line? It was okay.