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The Peter Pan Bag

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A seventeen-year-old girl discovers why people drop out of society when she becomes part of a Boston hippie colony.
Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 28th 1976 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (first published 1970)
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Erica Larson
Apr 09, 2013 Erica Larson rated it liked it
Loved it as a teen fascinated with the counter culture. As an adult it reads more like a cautionary tale. My romanticized idea of communal living is no longer but this was a book from the past worth revisiting.
May 07, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite books! Rocked my world in high school! It's my bag, baby!
Mar 22, 2013 Aggie rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read about youths taking up residence in a Boston apartment, living the hippie lifestyle. Young Wendy escapes from her boring life in Rhode Island and meets a group of people who become her friends. She smokes pot and raps with her housemates about various topics. In the meantime she falls for young Donald, a street dude, while trying to decide what she wants to do with her life.

I loved it. I felt I was back in 1968.
Anjiya Royal
Mar 10, 2016 Anjiya Royal rated it really liked it
The book "The Peter Pan Bag" was about a girl named Wendy Allerayce. She is tired of her family babying her and treating her like a child. She asks to go off with her friend to New York for the summer but her parents say no. So she runs away. When she gets to the train, she doesn't see Maggie, but her brother Peter. He takes her to Boston where she lives with Oriana, Rolf, Jez and Peter. They are a bunch of hippies. Wendy has to learn to find herself and live life free.
I liked the fact that in
Will Dockery
I read this book almost 40 years ago... and a question has nagged me for some time now, which I have asked in a question elsewhere... were there lyrics to a song in this book?

Does anyone remember a song with this line in it:

"I've got a secret, a little green secret"

It was a drug reference song about weed, a friend of mine, Deby Smith, used to sing. It may have been an original, but I think it came from a paperback novel called The Peter Pan Bag, but I haven't seen that book since, either. The bo
Rob Tennison
Feb 26, 2015 Rob Tennison rated it really liked it
I loved these cautionary YA tales when I was a kid. Good characterization, and not too preachy.
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