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Another Pan

(Another #2)

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,144 ratings  ·  171 reviews
Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling and her insecure freshman brother, John, are hitting the books at the Marlowe School. But one tome consumes their attention: THE BOOK OF GATES, a coveted Egyptian artifact that their professor father believes has magical powers. Soon Wendy and John discover that the legend is real—when they recite from its pages and descend into a snaking rea ...more
Hardcover, 393 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Candlewick Press
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Wendy Darling
It's kind of fun to have someone read your "name" back at you. :D
Dec 28, 2010 rated it did not like it
As soon as I picked this book up, I couldn't wait to read it. The story seemed good, and really, who could ever go wrong with a "remake" of Peter Pan? Apparently Nayeri can.

It's not that the story was horrible, because it wasn't. It had potential, a lot of potential. However, all I could think of while reading that book was that my little sister could've written this (and I don't think my sister ever read a book).

The writing wasn't good. It wasn't horrible, but it bothered me. It simply wasn't
Jun 16, 2010 rated it liked it
I have to give it to Daniel and Dina Nayeri, they have really impressed me with their creative ability when it comes to retelling classic stories. First with Another Faust and now taking the well known Peter Pan and making it their own. I'm a huge fan of the classics so I usually love a good retelling and Another Pan was no exception.

When Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, old Egyptian curses and lore, and a posh New York school are combined, readers will find themselves in for an incredible adventure
Jan 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
No, no, no , NO! I loved Pan as a little girl. I used to dream about the boy who refused to grow up. And him and Wendy, I used to love to think that they were perfect for each other. Now that I am 14 years old, I have abandoned my Peter Pan bedding and wallpaper but still have my Tinker Bell mural hanging proudly on my wall. Why I am telling you this? What does this have to do with the book? IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOK! I was in the library and I stumbled upon this novel. I thought, oh ...more
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't really sure I was going to like "Another Pan" considering that I wasn't really a huge fan of "Another Faust", and because the story of Peter Pan is so dear to my heart and unfortunately has been redone completely wrong so many times before.

But "Another Pan" is a completely different story. The story continues to take place in the Marlowe School, and the evil governess Vileroy returns to the school. A few unimportant characters from the first novel also reappear in this second novel. Con
Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Myth, fairy tale, contemporary high school drama, and the paranormal combine in a fast-paced and chilling adventure through space and time.

Opening Sentence: All nights come to an end–that is to say, all nights see the break of day.

The Review:

By far my favorite of the Another series for several reasons. Daniel and Dina Nayeri built on the first book of the series but added so much more. Familiarity with the story of Peter Pan definitely added to
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
If you read my comments on Another Faust, you'll see that I thought the Nayeri siblings had a number of great ideas but were not able to solve one significant psychological flaw in the book. I was excited to read Another Pan because I find the original Pan tale more compelling than the original Faust, and because I figured that there was a good chance the authors had learned and grown and would create an overall better work.
Sadly... no.
There are a handful of intriguing ideas in this book, but wh
Katie O'Sullivan
Aug 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
I hate to give any book this low of a rating - I know what it takes to actually finish a manuscript and get it through the process of becoming a book.


I want to warn anyone who picks this up thinking it'll be a cool retelling of the Peter Pan legend we all know and love. If you like/love/know the story of Peter Pan, you will be disappointed in this book and the characters Mr. Nayeri has turned them into.

I did read this whole book, and I kept waiting for it to redeem itself. It never did.

Nov 02, 2011 rated it did not like it
I honestly only made it to page 36 before I stopped reading. I've always been a huge fan of Peter Pan, so I was very excited about reading this book, but right away it just came off as someone writing and suddenly thinking, "oh, I think I'll add Peter Pan into this story" when they were on final editing. after page 36 I just skimmed the rest of the book and yes, Peter is an arrogant, selfish person, but from everything that i skimmed the authors made him come across as a comepletely ass, and whe ...more
Abby M. Ganhar

Facepalm. Oh boy. This book... Well, the only fitting word I can think of to describe it is sucks.

Early on, when I was starting to realize I wasn't enjoying this as much as I wanted to be, I was hoping this would turn out to be one of those "Well, it's not good but it's got such-and-such merits, it's finishable, and if you're interested in the genre, you should read it anyway," type fares.

But it's not even that...

What's most frustrating is WHAT sucks about it. There are several points tha
Apr 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This book has such a crazy cover! It really looks like it would be a dreadfully bad romance. There is romance, but this story is more of an Indiana Jones meets Harry Potter meets Teenage Prep-school series. The story focuses on Wendy and John Darling, who are the teenage offspring of aging, absent-minded Professor Darling, disgraced Egyptologist and headmaster of the Marlowe school where Wendy and John are students. Poor Wendy and John must deal with ostracism and the scorn of their wealthy clas ...more
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Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it

When I read Another Pan I was so excited because of the terms that Another Faust left off on. While at first, before I even read the synopsis and I had just been staring at (yet again) another beautiful cover, I was wondering why is was titled Another Pan. Pan? Pan?! As in frying pan?

No... Pan as in Peter Pan! Like the Disney movie with the kid in green tights! Of course the Nayeri duo gave a new twist to the story of Peter Pan adding in a mix dark magic, romance and Egyptian history. I have to
Sep 15, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-review, blog-tour
I must say that Daniel & Dina Nayeri are very talented in recreating well-known classic stories. First with Another Faust and now with Another Pan they were able to showcase how talented they really are in giving these classic tales a more modern spin. As a fan of fairytale and classic remakes this definitely appealed to my senses.

You'll recognize all the characters in this story - Peter, the Lost Boys, Wendy and John Darling - yep, they're all in there. Now combine those characters with Egyptia
Courtney (Fuzzy.Coffee.Books)
The Marlowe books are retellings of well-known stories, Another Pan being a retelling of Peter Pan. I love Peter Pan, and this was my first re-telling of that classic, so I was excited to get into it.

What I Liked: 1) Peter Pan. It's Peter Pan! Who doesn't love Peter Pan? 2) Instead of following the pattern of Peter Pan as we know it, the authors tied it together with a Greek myth, which is how they brought the Marlowe School into it. This whole story is very unique and will keep you guessing unt
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Review: A wonderfully paced and deliciously engaging retelling of Barry's "Peter Pan" that somehow, mysteriously, admirably, forces one to sip, not gulp, while still holding the reader's curious attention. This book has a stunning opening and unfolds in one tempting bit after another.

With witty little sections of interlude, this retelling delivers an interesting and artistic literary production. One will enjoy the enticing web of the injected twists and layers to this classic children's tale.
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Another Pan" didn't have quite as much to do with the original Peter Pan story as I was expecting. Certain elements were definitely inspired by the story, like names and characters, but I think I wanted more of the actual plot to be like a modern retelling of the story.

That being said, I did like that certain aspects that mirrored the original story. I really enjoyed trying to figure out the nods to Barrie's "Peter Pan" because sometimes they weren't obvious. For instance, Tina, Peter's second
Another Pan is the sequel to Another Faust, which I read, probably, close to 9 years ago now, so it's a good thing there isn't much story overlap!

Another Pan is a rather cluttered re-imagining of Peter Pan, set in a modern boarding school for wealthy and smart children, while also simultaneously attempting to explain the mechanics of the villain from the previous volume.
The Peter Pan parts really seemed to get lost in much of the inaccurate and muddled Egyptian-set myths - which also seemed to
May 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
When I initially found this book, I was very excited about it. I adore anything Peter Pan related and could not wait to read this modern adaption with an Egyptian twist. Unfortunately, this book fell way below my expectations. The major problem I had with this book was the characters. I could not bring myself to like any of them. They were very superficial, lacked depth, and were not believable as people. The teenagers acted and talked how an adult would imagine them. Throughout the book Wendy ...more
Jun 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Another Pan is the second in the "Another Series" by Daniel and Dina Nayeri. Set in the same elite school in New York, called Marlowe, with the same manipulating,seemingly all powerful and all knowing antagonist; this book follows the dark and deadly story of Wendy and John Darling, who are students in Marlowe. When a new resident advisor, named Peter, comes to work at Marlowe, Wendy cannot help but be entranced by his beauty ,and his secrets. But as she learns some of those secrets, she and
Jan 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
As a note I did not read Another #1. I have to say that I really really enjoyed this book. Even though I hadn't read the first book in the series I found it easy to catch onto.

What I really enjoyed was the way that Nayeris made the story of Peter Pan their own. There were subtle hints about the original Peter Pan without it being a blatant rip off or doing it an "injustice".

I found the integration of Egypt folk lore and mythology with modern day children and teens to be the most amazing part.
Tough Critic Book Reviews
May 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
In a hundred words or less:

Was very excited when I picked up this book. The modernization of a classic tale always catches my interest, but unfortunately this book was a disappointment. It takes a skilled writter to tell a story from many different perspectives in order for it to flow smoothly; however, this story did not. I felt detached from the characters and didn't even find them likable. I had difficulty even finishing it. This book had potential, but bottom line...It was poorly written.
Aug 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A very different interpretation on the story of Peter Pan [actually NOTHING like the original Pan that we all know and love] I enjoyed the storyline as far as it concerned Egyptian myths and legends, although it was not at all what I was expecting when I originally chose this book. I was not really a great fan of Peter's character in this, which was a bit disappointing considerig that I am a HUGE fan of Peter Pan - but, I will not let this book hinder my opinion on the character in general. :]
Stina Madison
I love this book, but it also leaves me with a lot of questions. About this book and the one before it, Another Faust.
Jul 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
Lame. Feels like the author is trying to hard to be young and hip. After reading peter and the starcatchers, I feel like I do not need a reboot for Peter Pan. BTW, I did not finish it.
Sep 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is not your typical rewrite of Peter Pan. If you think it is, bets are you won’t like it as much. The similarities are there, and they are very clever, but they’re not the main point of the story.
Instead, think of it like a story about Egyptian legends and gods, perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, who enjoy a modern Peter Pan twist.
Here are a few of the parallels:
Hook - or the Egyptian goddess of death in this case - is a woman, and far more evil than Captain Hook will ever be.
The crocodile
It’s of little surprise that a twenty-something in the early years of her career and graduate school would be really into Peter Pan stories. The concept of never growing up and old, living forever as a footloose and fancy free child or teen (depending on who is interpreting it) sounds just about fantastic every morning when my alarm is singing absurdly loudly for me to “Wake up, open your sleepy eyes, stretch out, make up the bed now…”. It’s times like these that Neverland, grand adventures, and ...more
Another Pan is a creative retelling of the classic. All of the players are there (Wendy, John, the Lost Boys, etc.), but set in modern times. The twist is that Peter is in search of the bones of five mummies that if brought together will make him immortal. This is the second book involving the Marlowe High School. In this story, Egyptian artifacts from the British Museum are headed to the school. Prof. Darling is an expert in Egyptology and is overseeing the exhibit. When the Book of Gates, an a ...more
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
I went into this book with 0 expectations. I do, however, love books that retell a fairytale or myth. This book was definitely a disappointment, and 2 stars is probably generous for a rating. The writing was decent, the plot moved at a fair pace, and the storyline was creative. Maybe its because I'm not 14, but the characters were just horrible, annoying, and impossible to connect with. There was also very little to no character development. The ending was anti-climactic and predictable. Would n ...more
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Another Pan starts out great, then dwindles down...and down...and down. I kept reading only because I was sure it had to get better. It didn't.

Don't read this expecting a retelling of Peter Pan. Yes, we have Peter, and Tink and Capt'n Hook, but they are not what you expect and the story is nothing like the Barrie book.

Disappointing. Please read my full review here:
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Enjoyed this book and seeing the similarities between this novel and the Disney movie. Did not like John but near the end he rounded out. Peter was really selfish and kind of annoying too. I liked he first book better. Would recommend if you are looking for a good Peter Pan retelling but I'm telling you right now, it's not the best ever. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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