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Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
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Aug 01, 2011

did not like it

This is the ‘official sequel’ to Peter Pan and I was really looking forward to it. However, I found it rather lacking in excitement and (and I know this sounds odd, given that the original was fantasy) too far-fetched. It was very slow and I didn't think she'd captured the essence of the 'lost boys' at all.

I loved Barrie's writing style and the humour in Peter Pan - this book didn't have much humour at all, although the opening line was funny so I thought it would be more amusing than it was.

It was darker than Peter Pan, and I don't have a problem with that, but it just wasn't as much fun as the original and it left me feeling a bit 'meh'!

I've never read a 'sequel' written by a different author from the original book and after this, I'm not sure I ever will again.
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