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Peter Darling by Austin Chant
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Exceptionally good. A dead cert for my Best of 2017 list, and it's only February.

A thoroughly intelligent, ingenious take on Peter Pan, with a premise that shifts from delightful to funny to profoundly moving. It deals with real and deep issues but never loses hope or joy; it's a very thought-provoking work about growing up and fantasy and loss and identity, and also *at the same time* a terrific romp with an absolutely charming love story and a perfect ending. It is also impeccably written and edited. I'll count myself lucky if I read a better romance this year. Genuinely lovely.

I loved Coffee Boy; this is streets ahead. Austin Chant is an emerging star of the genre and I can't wait for what he does next.
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Reading Progress

February 9, 2017 – Shelved
February 9, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
February 22, 2017 –
20.0%
February 22, 2017 –
20.0% "This is spectacularly good so far. Absolutely loving it."
February 23, 2017 – Started Reading
February 23, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
February 23, 2017 – Shelved as: m-m
February 23, 2017 – Shelved as: trans
February 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

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